The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer: Activities & Amusements for the Curious Paper Artist (Paperback)
Join the creator of The Black Apple, Emily Martin, on a trip through her magical world of paper dolls, imaginary places, and clever craft projects.
Inside this book you'll find 21 sweet, mysterious characters with clothes and accessories all their own--from a busy beekeeper's daughter to a bird-loving librarian. You'll also find 16 dolls ready to be designed and brought to life by you Emily will show you how to draw, paint, and personalize your way to a little paper replica of anyone you'd like.
With basic art supplies and the instructions in the book, you'll also learn to:
- Make a custom wedding invitation or holiday card
- Color, cut, paste, and frame a unique family portrait
- Design your own paper clothes, shoes, glasses, and the like
- Cut and fold an armoire for doll-sized clothes
- Build a paper theater using one of the TK illustrated backdrops
- Direct a stop-motion film with jointed paper doll actors
- "And so much more "
So sharpen your scissors and get ready for a unique and wonderful adventure.
Praise for The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer:
“This book is packed full of loveliness—stunning paper dolls, creative paper projects, even a stellar toy theater, all with Emily's unique blend of irreverent sweetness. Please be seated with smelling salts nearby: Fainting might occur. It's that good.”
--Amy Karol, author of Bend-the-Rules Sewing and Bend-the-Rules with Fabric
“A trove of great imagination, and many fine diversions.”
--Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy.com
“It's like getting to play with the characters of Emily's paintings and step a little closer into their world.”
--Jenny Hart, author of Sublime Stitching and Embroidered Effects
Praise for Emily Martin:
“…sweet and appealing…”
--Rob Walker for The New York Times Magazine
“The world of Emily Martin is enchanting, exquisite, and ethereal. Behind the soft hues and the peaches-and-cream palette, one can see a lively and fertile mind at work. An aching and mysterious sweetness blends with beguiling touches of the enigmatic and the peculiar, and the results are often remarkably sublime.”
--Richard Sala, author of Peculia, Delphine, and Cat Burglar Black
“The Black Apple is the perfect place to turn to for a little taste of culture.”
--Alternative Press magazine