The ancient Japanese art form known as kirigami uses simple cuts and folds to create exquisite decorative objects from paper. Practiced in one form or another in countless different cultures, kirigami is one of the most beautiful and ubiquitous paper crafts in the world. This beautiful kit contains everything you need to create more than 40 paper masterpieces. This wonderful introduction to the timeless art of folding and cutting paper includes:
• a 112-page, full-color book featuring more than 40 unique kirigami projects and precise step-by-step diagrams that clearly illustrate each fold and cut
• 30 sheets of richly colored kirigami paper Once you master such basic projects as snowflakes and garlands, you can move onto more intricate 3-D projects like popups, cutaways, and origamic architecture. A pair of scissors and an X-Acto knife are all you need to get started. Jeffrey Rutzky is a well-known paper folder and the author of two books in the Tear-i-gami series, Jewelgami; Bugagami, and Kirigami, a kit; and TearPlanes.
The handy book contains step-by-step instructions and full-color photos of finished cards representing a wide range of card-making techniques--from pinwheel, origami, and pop-up cards to gift enclosures and picture frame cards. The variety of papers and trimmings ensures that there are materials here to create personalized greetings to suit every taste and occasion.
Richela Fabian Morgan lives with her family in Westchester County, New York, where she makes all sorts of beautiful things out of paper.
Janet Prusa is a photo and fashion stylist based in New York City. The word "makeover" is part of her daily vocabulary; however, it's not every day that she works with canine models.
Dr. Philippa Gordon is a long-time Brooklyn pediatrician with three children of her own.