This book features 25 creative projects that are shown step by step. In this book, the versatile art of papier-mache is brought to life in 25 innovative, yet achievable projects for the home. There are elegant ideas for pots, vases and bowls, plus a rococo screen, an embellished chair and a charming Mexican doll. It features over 250 photographs that show exactly how to achieve every project, with a beautiful shot of each finished piece. It explains all the techniques, equipment and know-how to produce professional-looking finishes, plus inspiring examples from historical and contemporary designers. It comes with photography by Peter Williams, the highly regarded craft, cooking and lifestyle photographer. If the idea of creating something special from next to nothing appeals to you, then papier-mache is the ideal craft. A pile of old newspapers, some glue and a couple of pots of paint are, surprisingly, almost all you need to create the 25 inspired ideas presented in this book. Objects both large and small range from traditional vases, bowls and frames to more unusual items such as a kaleidoscopic room divider, exotic blind pulls and a Cinderella chair.A techniques section introduces the beginner to making paper pulp, building armatures, layering, cutting and drying. For today's designers conscious of recycling, papier-mache is the perfect medium to express creativity without the worry of waste and expense, and the subtle, sophisticated finishes shown in this book are perfect for the modern home.
Marion Elliot is a well-known artist and craft author who works in a broad range of materials. Her distinctive work is widely exhibited and sold in both London and New York.