Thursday 29 October 2015

Paper Dandy's Horrorgami

Pages: 128
Publisher: Laurence King
Release Date: 7th September 2015
Edition: UK, review copy

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.

This is so much fun – it’ll be a godsend for keeping kids (and adults) occupied during rainy days and school holidays.

The instructions are clear and plentiful and there’s even an introduction at the beginning to show you how to do all the different folds and cuts to get the best finished result you can. There are also full colour images showing you how it should look at the end so you can sort of see if you’re on the right track or not! As the projects start from a beginner level as well as those handy bits and pieces, it really is accessible. The thick white paper is also lovely quality so there’s a really cool finished product at the end.

The little introduction’s and background on the images were really cool and reading about them really got me in the Halloween mood. I’m a wuss so I haven’t seen any of the movies the images are based on, but a few of them have literary backgrounds – Dracula, Frankenstein, The Fall of the House of Usher – and I've read them so that was nice.

Unfortunately, Blogger isn’t playing ball about putting my photos in, but I’ll try again to upload them into the post at a later date.

Thanks to Laurence King and Midas PR for the review copy.


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