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Renowned papercutter, Jessica Palmer introduces the story of papercutting, then shows the reader how to 'see the world' as a papercutter. Sharing her art from inspiration to conclusion, she shows how to separate the visual world into positive and negative shapes and design gorgeous images, creating pattern, texture and striking images from paper. Her art is essentially 'drawing with a knife' and she shows step by step how to achieve this safely and effectively. A practical section explains the materials needed and techniques used, including how to work from photographs. Then Jessica shares her art in paper, which includes silhouettes, wearable art, portraits, landscapes, fashion images, book covers and illustrations, life drawing, works in 3D and more.

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Jessica Palmer

I was a BBC producer up until 2006 when I decided to follow the dream of my youth to become an illustrator. I ended up as the hands behind the best-selling "Tangle Wood" and "Tangle Bay" - both filled with beautiful intricate drawings. "Tangle Magic" is on the drawing board right now!
I did an MA in Illustration but after that it took me some time to find out what I most loved doing. In running workshops in museums and galleries I got to see how much pleasure people took from 'flow activity' or losing track of time in an art activity. We all look for ways to express our creativity but may lack confidence in taking that first step with a blank sheet of paper. Many find coloring a form of therapy to relieve the effects of illness or disability. My illustrations are a starting point. Everything I do is hand-drawn and I love the fact that every person who colors one of my books is, in turn, creating their own unique piece. It's fabulous to see how one image can be interpreted in so many different ways so please do share your work with me on the Tangle Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TangleWoodColouringBook/? fref=ts"
I am also a paper artist and the author of "The Art of Papercutting". I've exhibited at the Paper Made show at the Jamestown Art Center in Rhode Island, USA where my paper sculpture "Liber-tea-belle" - celebrating the Boston Tea Party through a fantastical depiction of a Georgian bust bearing a tea clipper wig - was a talking piece of the show. I've recently produced a series of cut paper illustrations for "Bistronomy" - a look at contemporary Paris bistros by Food and Wine Magazine and New York Times food writer Jane Sigal - published by Rizzoli in New York in 2015.
For more on me and my books please take a look at my website: http://www.jessicapalmerart.com. There are also regular features on my publisher's Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/searchpress.north.america/ and https://www.facebook.com/SearchPressArt/

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