Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Three excellent resource books......................

Below are three excellent resource books that will help you add life to your cards.

Foamboard Magic by Eileen L. Hull, Modern Mark Making by Lisa Engelbrecht, and Origami Card Craft by Karen Elaine Thomas
Go to your nearest bookstore and pick them up!

Foamboard Magic by Eileen L. Hull

Eileen Hull is a freelance designer, specializing in three-dimensional artwork. She has owned and operated her own business, Paperwork, Etc. for twenty-five years. She continues to promote craft designs and recycling thrift store finds into new and useful items. she is author of Foamboard Magic and Matboard Magic published by Logan Graphic Products. Her work has appeared in magazines, including Crafts 'n Things, Paperworks, CardMaker and Creative Home Arts. She has also contributed projects to other books, including 101 Paper-Craft Gift Ideas, Altered Art and Holiday Paper Fun. She is a member of the Craft and Hobby Association, Washingnton Calligrapher's Guild and Dulles Women's Networking Group.

Eileen's book "Foamboard Magic", is full of creative foamboard projects for Home Decor, School, Archetecture, Crafts and Holidays. All of the projects in the book were made with Logan Graphic Products' "Foamwerks" tools. (see video below).
visit Eileen's blog page, http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/ or her webpage

Origami Card Craft by Karen Thomas

If you make cards and are into Origami, here is a great resource book that brings the two together.
Origami Card Craft will revolutionize your handmade cards. Master paper crafter Karen Elaine Thomas's inspired origami projects are easy enough for any beginner and give cards new life with pop-ups, fold-outs and classic origami cranes. If you've tried stitching, stamping, piercing, and gluing and are ready for something new, origami is the answer. With Karen's careful instruction, you'll be folding and creating in no time.

Karen Elaine Thomas is the creative designer for Yasutomo and Company. In addition to being involved in product development and education, she teaches paper crafts workshops at national trade shows and retail stores and has been a regular guest on HGTV's Carol Duvall Show, the DIY Network, and www.crafttvweekly.com. The author of several craft books, Thomas has had her work featured in American Artist, Rubber Stamper, and Paper Crafts.
Visit her at www.karenelaine.com and her blog page http://karenelaine.typepad.com/appletini_time/

Modern Mark Making by Lisa Engelbrecht

If you're into calligraphy here is a great resource book "Modern Mark Making" by Lisa Engelbrecht. She also covers brush lettering, lettering on fabric and mixed media and letterforms. Lisa is a lettering and multi-media artist and calligraphy instructor and has taught for years at Cerritos College in California. Lisa teaches internationally, specializing in workshops and classes on lettering on fabric, experimental lettering, and the creative process.

Lisa has been on the faculty of six international lettering conferences nationwide. In 2006, Lisa introduced new multi-media classes at the International Quilt Show in Houston, Texas. She is interested not only in classical letterforms but also alternative surfaces for lettering and in current street influences on modern calligraphy.
Lisa's work is featured in Artist's Journals and Sketchbooks and Beyond Paper Dolls, by Lynne Perella, Quilted Memories, by Lesley Riley, Altered Couture, Letter Arts Review Annual, and Mary Englebreit's Home Companion. She is a frequent contributor to Somerset Studio magazine, and her work on fabric has been featured on the covers of Legacy and Quilting Arts magazines. Lisa is also a freelance lettering artist for American Greetings. Her classes are fast, fun, and totally stress free!
You can contact Lisa at lengelbrecht@earthlink.net. Please visit her website: