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Description - Papier-mache Today by Sheila McGraw

Out of print since 2007, Papier-Mache Today is back in print for a new generation of crafters of all ages. Papier-mache is an easy activity for children at home and a staple in school classrooms. Papier-mache is inexpensive, requires only household items as tools, and offers tremendous scope for creativity and personal expression. With its wide variety of sculptural techniques and finishing treatments, it satisfies the sculptor, the painter and the craftsperson. This is a book of projects ranging from the simple to the ambitious. Clear instructions accompanied by colour photos convey how to make animals, monsters and home decor items such as trays, bowls and paperweights -- 16 exciting kinds of projects in all. Beautifully photographed opening spreads introduce each creation. A "Read This First" chapter gives the essentials on the papier-mache craft, tools and materials (newspaper, cloth and wallpaper paste), techniques, painting, finishing and troubleshooting. Special techniques include graphics, antiquing, splatter, sponge painting and textures. The 16 projects include home decor (such as bowls and napkin rings), animal characters (Meatloaf Cat, Alligator, Birdo, The Mutt, Mermaid), Monsters (Sea Serpent, Manhole Monster, Refrigerator Raider), and human figures. The author explains all forms of papier-mache construction and provides an extensive section on finishing techniques. Colour photographs on each page reveal the beautiful results of this satisfying craft. Papier-mache is an accessible and rewarding craft for people of all ages. AUTHOR: Sheila McGraw is the author of 'Painting and Decorating Furniture', 'Dolls Kids Can Make', 'Gifts Kids Can Make', 'Papier Mache for Kids and Soft Toys to Sew'. She is the illustrator of the best-selling children's books 'Love You Forever' and 'Lightning Bug Thunder' as well as the author/illustrator of 'Pussycats Everywhere'. 350 colour photographs

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780920668856
ISBN-10: 0920668852
Format: Paperback / softback
(279mm x 216mm x 0mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Firefly Books Ltd
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2014
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Sheila McGraw

Sheila McGraw is the author of Painting and Decorating Furniture, Dolls Kids Can Make, Gifts Kids Can Make, Papier Mache for Kids and Soft Toys to Sew. She is the illustrator of the best-selling children's books Love You Forever and Lightning Bug Thunder as well as the author/illustrator of Pussycats Everywhere.

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