Learn a new, creative way to use paper to make art! Chinese style paper reliefs are three-dimensional images marked by interesting texture and appealing beauty. From small works for display on a table or desk, to interior decoration or even large works for public spaces, the range of the paper relief art form is demonstrated in this book. Divided into elementary, intermediate and advanced sections, the book starts with the simplest techniques, which can be mastered readily, bringing your imagination and creativity to light. The intermediate course guides readers to change and restructure basic techniques, enabling proficiency through the process of completing works. The advanced course focuses on works that appear sophisticated and complex while still evolving from simple elementary techniques.
Born in 1948, Zhu Liqun is a senior Master of Arts and Crafts, a member of the Shanghai Society for the Study of Folk Literature and Art, a member of the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Association, and director of the Paper Art Professional Committee. Working in art and industrial design for over 30 years, he has won many awards at large art design contests in China. The Zhu Liqun Paper Art Museum, formally launched in June 2010 in Shanghai, displays thousands of works of paper art including furniture, lamps, sculpture, decorative carvings in relief, and human figures. All were designed and created by Zhu Liqun and his team over a span of ten years. Their innovative practice has led to the growth and spread of paper art to other fields, and they have also published Paper Quilling: Chinese Style.