Take a break from the straight and narrow and free yourself up to make some mistakes. Today, try setting aside your scissors and focus, instead, on torn paper, soft edges, and coloring outside the lines.
Many crafts rely on repetition of relatively simple operations to produce complex (or complex-looking) results. Knitting, crocheting, and quilting spring to mind. Working with paper is no different, of course, as card-making, wood-block printing, and gift-wrapping prove.
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | January 25th, 201360 comments
When I was single, I used to hate Valentine's Day: the cloying emotion of store-bought cards, the exaltation of all things couple-oriented. Then I wised up and created my own tradition. Here is a Valentine for single people everywhere.
After all the presents have been wrapped, opened, and put away, bags and bags of tissue and wrapping paper end up in the recycling bins or, worse, the garbage. Here's a way to use all that stuff to make artful papier mache bowls!
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | October 26th, 201236 comments
I wouldn't hesitate to put extra care and attention into wrapping a present, so why should a cake be any different? Cutting a silhouette is not difficult. If you have paper, pencil, scissors (or X-Acto knife), and an interesting design, you’re more than halfway there. Simply draw out your design, and start cutting.
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | August 24th, 201214 comments
A simple paper technique (with a fancy French name) helps turn inexpensive objects into a luxurious, one-of-a-kind object d'art. Our paper guy shows you how to dress up your home accessories without breaking the bank.