Ayoko Brodek and Shannon Voigt help readers craft seventy-five shapes that can then be used to fashion a multitude of decorative and practical pieces.
First, they clearly explain the essentials, such as tools, paper choices, and instructional symbols. Then, Brodek demonstrates the core techniques of origami (folding) and kirigami (cutting), while Voigt covers quilling (curling). Skill level is indicated for each design, along with detailed directions, step-by-step photos, beautiful color shots of completed designs and projects, and templates where needed.
The book is organized by craft and then motif within each section. An entire chapter of projects, including quilled window ornaments, coasters, and mobile; origami earrings, gift tags, and garland; and kirigami place cards, notecards, and silhouettes, offer readers many ideas for showcasing their stunning creations.