Papercut This Book
Techniques, Templates, and Paper
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: September 5, 2017
  • Price: $21.99
  • Trim Size: 9 2125 x 9 2125
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2805-9
  • EAN: 9781419728051
  • Page Count: 120
  • Illustrations: 80 full-color images
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North American English

Paper-cutting artist Boo Paterson offers step-by-step instruction in cutting out intricate creatures of all sorts (orangutan, sloth, kangaroos, butterflies, elephants, and more—fifteen in all) and the forests in which they live. The book includes detailed black-and-white templates for cutting, as well as removable art paper (cream, plus four other colors) to cut or use as backing.

Ideal for beginners and irresistible to those wanting to develop their skills, the book offers information on tools and materials, alongside clear, step-by-step instruction in the basics of papercutting. Chapters are packed with proj­ects of varying complexity, complete with full color images of the finished work and easy-to-use templates showing where to cut or bend the paper. The book also features a chapter on how to frame pieces and display completed work.

About the author

Boo Paterson is a Scottish artist and illustrator whose papercuts, paper sculptures, and pop-ups have been displayed at galleries and at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Art. She was shortlisted for the 2016 World Illustration Awards and has been featured by the BBC, Fox 5 News, and House & Garden. Boo divides her time between Scotland and New York.