The Art and Craft of Paper Author:Faith Shannon, Peter Marshall Produced in association with the Florentine marbling firm, Il Papiro, this lavishly illustrated introduction to hand-crafted paper reveals how anyone, without special artistic training, can make an irresistible array of elegant paper artifacts, devise an ?innovative paper sculpture, or bind a handmade book. From basic instructions on pulping, dr... more »ying, and forming paper sheets, to creating marbled, block-printed, and textured paper, or fashioning decorative coverings for trays, boxes, frames, and screens, The Art and Craft of Paper opens the door to a unique medium for ?creative self-expression.« less
This book offers a variety of ways to make decorative papers - marbling, paste painting, etc. It's a decent resource for someone who is really just starting, or who wants some clear direction and ideas. There isn't a ton of wow factor, but it's a starting point.
Visually, it's so-so. Definitely more of a how-to, with photos, than a book that really inspires.