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3-D découpage made easy
Penny, Susan.
Publication Information:
Newton Abbot : David & Charles, [1999]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

"A David & Charles craft book"--Cover.
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TT870 .T57 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The art of 3-D decoupage involves the building of pictures using layers, creating a feeling of depth, space, shape and colour. This text presents ten projects which aim to explore the full potential of this technique. These include cards and gift-holders, 3-D pictures created from landscape, flower and portrait photographs and a miniature snow scene. Also included are instructions for using rubber stamped images to make 3-D birthday cards decorated with felt-tipped pens. Templates are included for many of the projects.

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Booklist Review

What does "made easy" truly mean? According to series editors Susan and Martin Penny, in the eyes of their British-headquartered publisher this "simple" designation involves projects crafted to succeed, no matter who the maker. The books include plenty of color photographs, uncomplicated techniques, all-inclusive directions, templates, and ready-to-copy illustrations. Both books follow the same sequence. First is an explanation of essential equipment, display ideas, and useful hints and tips. Next come specific how-tos, featuring actual methods and step-by-step processes. Then the dozen or so projects make their appearance. Obviously, the only real difference between the two books is subject focus; 3-D decoupage, however, is not a topic often tackled by other experienced editors. And, in papier mache, procedures usually feature laying paper strips atop each other; the Pennys highlight both pulp (ready-mixed and handmade) and paper strips. Simple beginnings that will appeal to the novice. Suppliers appended to each book. --Barbara Jacobs