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Paper Crafting: Skills and Technique

with Robert Mahar

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About The Class

dive in to the art of paper craft.

From making your own paper to marbling and stamping to sculpting hand-crafted objects, paper crafting is an incredible way to express yourself. Join Robert Mahar to explore everything this simple, sophisticated art form has to offer.

You’ll embrace your inner recycler as you learn to create paper pulp and form it into sheets of handmade paper. You’ll also explore the Japanese art of suminagashi and use this centuries-old technique to create gorgeous, marbled paper. You’ll learn basic stamping and patterning techniques that add extra flair to any project. You’ll dive into creating three-dimensional paper crafts as well, from hand-crafted flowers to papier-mache projects to other decorative and functional objects.

Whether you’re looking to create handmade gifts to share with friends or to add new paper craft goods to your Etsy® store, you’ll leave this course equipped and inspired to create dozens of new projects.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    How to Make Your Own Paper - Part 1

    23:24
  2. 02

    How to Make Your Own Paper - Part 2

    34:33
  3. 03

    Using Paper Additives

    23:54
  4. 04

    Invitations and Luminaries

    20:36
  5. 05

    Signage & Streamers Garland

    28:51
  6. 06

    Creating Your Own Rubber Stamp

    17:14
  7. 07

    Stamp Carving Techniques & Design

    33:26
  8. 08

    Making Roller Stamps

    07:30
  9. 09

    Paper Marbling - Part 1

    25:44
  10. 10

    Paper Marbling - Part 2

    26:29
  11. 11

    Marbling Stationary Set

    16:27
  12. 12

    Making Paper Flora

    24:40
  13. 13

    Giant & Miniature Paper Flora

    29:26
  14. 14

    Crate Paper Flower Varieties

    32:06
  15. 15

    Paper Boutonnieres & Centerpieces

    23:43
  16. 16

    Photo Backdrops & Lanterns

    26:16
  17. 17

    Paper Mache Fruit: Pulp Method

    21:18
  18. 18

    Paper Mache: Creating & Waxing Leaves

    24:09
  19. 19

    Paper Mache Fruit: Finishing

    15:23
  20. 20

    Paper Mache: Pendent Light Base - Part 1

    26:25
  21. 21

    Paper Mache: Pendent Light Base - Part 2

    21:30
  22. 22

    Finishing Touches: Decoupage & Cord Kit

    26:27

Meet Your Expert

Robert Mahar

Robert Mahar is a designer and maker who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. The crafty content he develops and presents to his CreativeLive and YouTube viewers, online audience and workshop attendees is often rooted in nostalgia, and his talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist has gained him a loyal following.  ... read more

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  • pdf Robert Mahar - Paper Flower Directions.pdf
  • pdf Robert Mahar - Paper Garland Directions.pdf
  • pdf Robert Mahar - Paper Marbling Directions.pdf
  • pdf Robert Mahar - Course Supplies List.pdf
  • pdf Robert Mahar - Syllabus.pdf
  • pdf Robert Mahar - Letters Sample.PDF

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • user 1400000665814257

    July 2014

    This class if filled with new and fun ways to use the paper that we have in stock. In addition, the paper technique that utilizes Suminagashi Ink is mind blowing! Anyone who loves to create beautiful things will enjoy this class. Robert is one who is an exceptional instructor, in that when he is demonstrating a new technique, he has an ability to use clear concise language. I have enjoyed the class, and plan to use the gorgeous floral pieces in my studio and home, along with creating a lovely party. Thank you!

  • Creativelive Student

    July 2014

    Really enjoyed watching this two day Paper Crafting course with Robert Mahar. It was full great paper techniques and inspiration. Roberts has such a calm and positive teaching style. Watching him work through step by step of each project you really pick up lots of wonderful tips and tricks of the trade. Highly recommend it.

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    ~user-608648

    July 2014

    Mr. Mahar is a wonderful teacher. His teaching style is as artful as his creations. I appreciate the beauty of the simplicity of his projects and delivery. Bravo!

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