Making Magic Windows/Creating Papel Picado Cut Paper Art with Carmen Lomas Garza by Carmen Lomas Garza
  

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Making Magic Windows/Creating Papel Picado Cut Paper Art with Carmen Lomas Garza by Carmen Lomas Garza

Author Carmen Lomas Garza is a pioneer in popularizing the traditional Mexican craft of papel picado in the United States and developing it into a sophisticated art form. This workbook shows children and their families how to create these beautiful papel picado designs and banners by simply folding and cutting tissue paper. Children will learn how to craft eight different traditional designs, including The Four Cardinal Points, a design reminiscent of the four points of a compass; Tiles, echoing the colorful hand-painted tiles that decorate many Mexican buildings; and The Fan, one of the artist's favorite designs, consisting of leaves, hummingbirds, and flowers.

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Format

Paperback / softback

Author

Carmen Lomas Garza
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Publisher

Children's Book Press,U.S.

Publication date

25th January 1999

ISBN

9780892391592


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