Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Once Upon a Piece of Paper (KIT) Review & Giveaway

I have long wanted to explore paper collage and just came across the perfect book. Once Upon a Piece of Paper, A Visual Guide to Collage Making by Andrea D'Aquino – released on September 15, 2016 by Rockport Publishers. It is an engaging, 112 page collage how-to book and 50 sheet paper pad housed in an elastic-bound hardcover case. Gather your scissors, glue stick and other nice to have supplies. I used old magazines and raided my paper recycling bin. The included 8" x 8" paper pad is superb– bold patterns and solids! Next, learn 10 ways to think like an artist. This chapter is very helpful in silencing your inner critic. It includes musings on the creative process from artist/author Andrea. It is worth returning to. Then jump right in to the 25 hands-on collage art exercises. You will explore various creative techniques including scale, shape, perspective and more. You do yours, Andrea shows you hers. I even show you mine. Hers are very inspiring, she is an illustration and design expert! This book is a delightful collage showpiece and excellent resource, all in an easy to digest format. I recommend. Get your copy below!


Table of Contents
Hello

Chapter 1 Get
Chapter 2 Think
Chapter 3 Make

About the Author
Thanks


Chapter 3 Make ESCAPE FROM THE LANDSCAPE: Paper city, by A. D'Aquino. Page 97.



 Chapter 2 Think. Page 27.



Chapter 3 Make PAPER SCRAPS: Design a recycled bird, by A. D'Aquino. Page 82.


Once upon a piece of paper is available worldwide at Rockport Publishing, a division of the Quarto Publishing Group USA. Check out their unique catalog at Rockport Publishing. Quarto has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until February 15, 2017. Prize includes free shipping WORLDWIDE. Good luck!



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Chapter 3 Make MOVING PARTS: One figure, many positions, by A. D'Aquino. Page 77.





Five of my first paper collages.



32 comments:

  1. I'd like to read The Homestead Planner & Logbook by Philip Hasheider

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  2. I have visitied Quarto Knows and another book i wuold love to gift is Star Wars: Build a Scene by Benjamin Harper and Claudio Dias

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  3. I don't have much experience with collages and this book is sure inspiring. Another Quarto book I would like is Playing with Paper:
    Illuminating, Engineering, and Reimagining Paper Art, by Helen Hiebert.

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  4. I'd like to receive the "Draw 50 Everyday things." Book.

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  5. Really love the look of this collage book. It's always been hard for me to make an attractive collage arrangmeent! maybe this is the book! I would love to take a peek at the Quick Pickle Cookbook - my husband is really into pickling veggies at the moment (we have jars of cabbage fermenting away on the counter!) churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  6. I would like to read The Wicked Wit not Charles Dickens. https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9780785833253/The-Wicked-Wit-of-Charles-Dickens.html

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  7. I would like the book. Draw 50 Everyday Things.

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  9. So many great books, if i have to choose only one, i chose the Origami Finger Puppets
    Muneji Fuchimoto! Would love to try and learn a little bit more about origami.

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  10. I'm super excited to see the rest of this book! I've been collaging for a while now, and just really love Andrea's fresh, modern look to her work. Thanks for showing those few pages.

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  11. The The Art of the Doodle also looks like a great one!

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  12. I love Origami Finger Puppets, Muneji Fuchimoto

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  13. I'd like the Enchanted Coloring Book by Nina Tara

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  14. I like the look of the The Printmaking Manual. It's been a long time since I've done any silkscreening, this inspires me to start up again.

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  15. I would love to read Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge and Epiphanius Wilson

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  16. I would love to give the I Love Dogs! Activity Book to my niece
    Entry form name: Marlene V

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  17. I'd also like to get Handmade Beauty by Juliette Goggin.

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  18. I would love to give the Drone Camera Handbook to my daughter.

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  19. I would like to give the Draw 50 Everyday things book to my daughter.

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  20. I love the enchanted coloring book-so cute.
    Flyergal82 at (yahoo /dot /com!

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  21. i would love Off The Leash Doggy Doodles , so cool , thanks for the chance Treen Goodwin rafflecopter name

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  22. I'd love "Draw 50 Everyday Things" it looks fun and relaxing and I would love some more artistic "me" time and this would help.

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  23. I like https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781909342767/Art-Therapy-Mandalas.html

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  24. The Secret Life of a Snowflake by Kenneth Libbrecht would be a great book to have. My girl has been talking about snowflakes a lot lately.

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  25. I like the Tattoo Coloring Book by Patience Coster.

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  26. I would love "The Complete Outdoor Builder"

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  27. I would love the Origami 365 book. I am crazy about paper crafts!

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  28. I want to read The Potter's Complete Studio Handbook

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  29. Smile Cry by Tania McCartney and Jess Racklyeft is so cute my kids would love it.

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