This very useful glossary of craft terminology is brought to us by Papemelroti. Papemelroti is a popular local gift shop that features in their vast range of products handcrafted items, from wood to metal to cloth. Their products are eco-friendly and are made from recycled materials.
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The Handy Papemelroti Glossary of Craft Terms
The art of producing beautiful or elegant handwriting. Artists devote years to refine their skills and utilize specialty nibs and inks to achieve the various styles of calligraphy.
An artistic composition or "collage" (layout or paper craft) made of layers of various materials (paper, cloth, wood, etc.) that are adhered/glued onto a surface.
The technique of decorating a surface with cutouts, as of paper; a creation produced by this technique.
A shape or letter cut from paper with a special die cutting machine. Paper is placed on the die and pressure is applied either by rolling or pressing down to cut out the die's shape.
To create a raised design on paper, either by heating embossing powder laid on a stamped image or by using a stylus to trace a brass embossing template.
Mainly refers to printed matter of passing interest that is used on layouts, pages, paper crafts, and altered items. Examples of ephemera are ticket-stubs, canceled stamps, playbills, vintage postcards, etc.
Paper made by hand, often rough and uneven in texture, and may contain large plant fibers, flower petals or leaves.
The written words on scrapbook pages; from small captions to long descriptions, poems or stories.
Certificates, documents and other items that tell a story. Memorabilia can include souvenirs from trips and mementos from special occasions or historic events.
A technique in scrapbooking where you cut photos, paper, etc. into small shapes and then piece them together to create a mosaic look.
A general term to describe the making of arts and crafts using paper as a main material. It can go hand-in-hand with scrapbooking because both utilize many of the same tools, techniques, products, supplies, etc.
A technique were you roll strips of paper into various shapes.
A detailed, intricate design cut out of rubber and mounted on wood or foam; design is transferred to paper or on other material by applying ink and imprinting on surface.
A pre-cut template used to trace and cut shapes, usually on paper. They may also be used to apply paint/chalk to a surface in a contrasting color.
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