Modern Paper Crafts

A 21st-Century Guide to Folding, Cutting, Scoring, Pleating, and Recycling


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Margaret Van Sicklen


In Modern Paper Crafts, well-known origami guru Margaret Van Sicklen blows the dust off traditional origami and paper crafting, presenting more than 20 projects that rely on classic paper craft techniques, but are suited to 21st-century style and aesthetics.

The suite of contemporary projects in Modern Paper Crafts ranges from gift wrap, holiday ornaments, and note cards to frames, boxes, bowls, silhouettes, wall art, mobiles, and even a folding screen. Projects are divided into five chapters: folding, cutting, scoring and sculpting, pleating, and recycling. Each chapter begins with an overview and step-by-step photo tutorials of basic techniques, and each project includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations. A variety of papers are used for the projects, from standard cardstock and scrapbooking paper to art papers and recycled corrugated cardboard. All of the projects are accessible to the novice paper crafter but will also appeal to the more advanced crafter.

Additional information

Weight 758 g
Dimensions 23.5 x 21.8 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 May 2012
Number of pages 144
Format Spiral bound
Dimensions 23.5 x 21.8 cm
Weight 758 g


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Margaret Van Sicklen is the author of the bestselling annual Origami Page-A-Day Calendar, The Joy of Origami, and Origami On-the-Go. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.