Paper artists, papercrafters, cardmakers, collage artists, and scrapbookers are always looking for unique and exciting ways to embellish and enhance their work. The Art of Paper Stencils provides crafters with a range of instruction and inspiration to create beautiful stencils inspired by the cultures of the world.Paper stencil art is a traditional craft with a long history in Japan. Kanako Yaguchi, a successful paper stencil artist, bases her new techniques on the classic methods, bringing this ancient art to a modern audience. The Art of Paper Stencils includes images inspired by the author’s travels to Japan, China, Thailand, France, Portugal, and the United States, along with practical and attractive home decor projects. Each project includes detailed step-by-step instructions accompanied by helpful photography.Stencils can be used in all paper crafts in a myriad of decorative ways and can be made out of any type of paper, handmade or purchased, embellished or plain.