Paper Craft Tips and Techniques

Here you will find paper craft tips and techniques that are essential for the paper crafting beginner and some skills that might appeal to experienced paper crafters.

There are some techniques such as cutting, scoring, folding, matting and layering that form the basics of how to paper craft.

These techniques are easy to learn and are used in all the different paper crafts - card making, scrapbooking, book making, altered art, home decor…

There are then hundreds of different ideas and methods for using your equipment and materials and this makes paper crafting such an exciting and appealing hobby.

You can try stamping, heat embossing, coloring, die-cutting, book binding, using stencils, 3D decoupage, pyramage….. 

When you have tried and mastered some of these techniques you will never be stuck for an idea for a gift for birthdays and special occasions. At Christmas and holidays you will be able to decorate your home with your own unique paper crafted decorations.

If you apply these new skills to transform everyday items you can create beautiful pieces of altered art and home decor pieces.

Some of the techniques such as decoupage and quilling have been practised and used for decoration for hundreds of years.

Both arts have been popular from the 18th century and were enjoyed by gentle-women and ladies of leisure. There was even a decoupage craze in the 18th century.

Other methods are very new, as styles and materials are constantly being developed by crafters, designers and manufacturers, and paper crafters find ways of using these new supplies in their hobby.

So even if you have been paper crafting for some time you might find some new techniques, inspiration and ideas for different ways of using your paper craft stash.

                                 Click on one of the links below to find out more.


Cutting, Scoring and Folding

Matting and Layering

3D Decoupage Instructions

Rubber Stamping Techniques

Paper Rosettes

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