Enter the enchanting world of pop-ups and handmade paper crafts. Join author Helen Hiebert as she guides you through materials, tools and pop-up basics including parallel folds, angle folds, combinations and variations, and layered pop-ups. Enjoy creating 20 projects to play with ranging from cards and books to buildings, graphic design pieces, and more, plus access to downloadable templates. Featuring a high-end gallery of artists, whose beautiful work will inspire you to make your own amazing paper art, Playing with Pop-Ups will teach you to create interactive pieces that everyone will enjoy.
Helen Heibert runs a small papermaking studio near Vail, Colorado, where she creates art, installations, and artist's books, trains, interns, and hosts workshops and consultations. She teaches and lectures internationally, sharing her passion for paper. She is the author of Playing with Paper, Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds, The Papermaker's Companion, and Paper Illuminated and the producer of the films Water Paper Time and The Papermaker's Studio Guide.
"For the last 20 years, Hiebert (Playing with Paper) has studied papermaking and book arts, including paper engineering and pop-up design. In this guide, the author and a variety of guests introduce novices to the foundational skills of pop-up design via a series of fun, decorative projects. Paper engineering, at its simplest, involves cutting, scoring, and folding to make the shapes or designs literally pop off the page, and the basics will be familiar to paper crafters with origami experience. The projects feature a wide range of styles, from a whimsical robot to a realistic rib cage that pops up from the surface of a card via a pull tab. Templates with cutting lines are provided, and an extensive full-color gallery of works by prominent pop-up artists provides added inspiration. VERDICT Pop-ups are popular with all ages, and paper crafters may be surprised at how easy it is to master the basics. The only minor concern for libraries is that this book has consumable pages on which readers are directed to cut from the book." — Library Journal