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Make: Paper Inventions by Kathy Ceceri

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Chapter 4. 3-D Paper Art

Paper bends, twists, and curls into all sorts of useful shapes. Create wearables and household decorations using colorful new or recycled paper.

Figure 4-1. Paper makes a great art material in itself.

Paper as an Art Material

You can make art by drawing or painting on paper. And you can make art out of paper itself. The most well-known example is origami, which you will learn more about in Chapter 5. But that’s not the only way paper can serve as an art medium in its own right.

Making paper by hand (which you tried in Chapter 1) is considered an art form because of the unique results you can get by varying the thickness, ...

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