A Guide to Making Decorated Papers.
A Guide to Making Decorated Papers. Anne Chambers. New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of : Thames and Hudson, 1989. Illustrated, 79 pp., softbound soft·bound
Not bound between hard covers: softbound books. , $19.95.
This visually stimulating book offers fresh and imaginative approaches to the art and craft of paper decoration. Beginning with a brief historical review, the author moves directly into decorative processes ranging from simple to sophisticated, classic to contemporary. Methods explored include paste-grain and vinegar-paste approaches, block printing, stenciling, oil marbling marbling, in bookbinding, a process of coloring the sides, edges, or end papers of a book in a design that suggests the veins and mottles of marble. In tree marbling, as of tree calf bindings, the design suggests also the trunk and branches of a tree. and batik batik (bətēk`), method of decorating fabrics practiced for centuries by the natives of Indonesia. It consists of applying a design to the surface of the cloth by using melted wax. . The Japanese art of folding and pleating rice paper (orizomegami) and dipping the corners and edges into vegetable dyes is also described. This well-designed and extensively illustrated book would be a worthwhile addition to craft bookshelves at all levels of instruction.