Duct Tape (Paperback)
101 Adventurous Ideas for Art, Jewelry, Flowers, Wallets and More
Quarry Books, 9781631590160, 128pp.
Publication Date: April 15, 2015
Move beyond the wallet with an inspiring collection of exciting duct tape projects!
Sturdy and resistant, and with a myriad of interesting colors and patterns, duct tape is fast becoming a perfect crafting, home and DIY material.
Duct Tape introduces the simple but versatile material and offers 101 creative projects to make. Each project is fully illustrated and contains easy-to-follow instructions for creating inexpensive craft projects of the utmost quality and aesthetic.
The Tape Guy, Forest Walker Davis, helps you to create more than mere embellishments! Try making frames, bags, flowers, clothes and bow ties. These projects are just the beginning. Durable and safe to use almost anywhere, Duct Tape projects are great fun for crafters of any age!
About the Author
Forest Walker Davis, "the tape guy," is an artist who works mainly with duct tape. Duck Brand has commissioned his work. He currently teaches a middle-school afterschool program, in which he encourages the students "to go beyond the wallet."
Praise For Duct Tape: 101 Adventurous Ideas for Art, Jewelry, Flowers, Wallets and More…
"Duct tape crafts have moved beyond basic wallets and the legendary duct tape prom dressesâ?¬â?this inexpensive craft material can be used to make everything from surprisingly realistic bonsai to braided belts and intricate artwork. Davis, a visual artist who began working with duct tape as a teen, provides an overview of basic techniques including tips for folding, cutting, and making sheets that can be used in larger pieces. The projects are divided into five basic categories (flowers; wallets, purses, bags, and more; jewelry and other accessories; sculptures; and tableaux) and each section features a number of selections of Davis's work. The subtitle gives a hint to the book's greatest flaw. There may be 101 ideas within this book, but only seven projects with step-by-step directions. While the pictures are inspiring, the lack of instructions make for a book that says "look what I did" more than "look what you can do." VERDICT Though experienced duct tape crafters may be able to reverse-engineer Davis's projects, beginners would be better aided by a wider variety of projects with instructions, such as those found in books by Patti Wallenfang (Go Crazy with Duct Tape) or Richela Fabian Morgan (Tape It & Make It)." - Library Journal
"I never knew how much fun it would be to create so many different things from duct tape until this book." - New Age Mama