Tuesday, 20 October 2015

ARTS AND CRAFTS: Paper Dandy's Horrorgami - Marc Hagan-Guirey

Release Date: 07/09/15
Publisher:  Lawrence King


Paper Dandy's Horrorgami features 20 kirigami (cut-and-fold) designs based around haunted houses and scenes from horror films by the creator of the successful Horrorgami blog and exhibition. Each project features step-by-step instructions and a template that you remove from the book. You then follow the lines on the template, cutting and folding to make your own kirigami model. All you need is a scalpel, a cutting mat and a ruler. Clear cutting tips help you with the tricky stages and give you an order in which to complete your work, while photos of the finished model show you the final design. Projects are ranked from beginner to advanced. Suitable for folding experts and beginners alike, Paper Dandy's Horrorgami makes the perfect Halloween activity.


T’is the month of ghosts and ghouls, of skeletons and spirits so what are you going to do to get your home in order, well worry not as this cracking book from “the paper dandy” as a whole host of creepy paper constructs for you to create in a step by step guide to making that extra scene for you to have fun with.

OK, so its not straight forward and to be honest I had trouble with the straight edges but that’s down to me rather than the book. It is fun, the silhouettes give you something superbly creepy and if you do what I did (which was to photocopy the patterns, you can then make them each year or to give away as Halloween gifts, or if you feel extra especially tricksy, you can blow them up and create a huge design.

All round, it’s a good bit of fun and with idea’s for everyone there’s so many things that you can have fun creating to give you that extra special theme. Magic.

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