"Tramp art" refers to primitively notched wooden designs made from layers of thin wood, often taken from salvaged cigar boxes. Old-time tramps and hobos would carve these small boxes and frames while travelling and trade them for food and shelter. Now, using modern cardboard and a few simple craft supplies, you can create beautiful gifts and home accents that capture the look of this 19th century craft for 21st century fun Simply cut shapes from corrugated paper, then stack and glue them on boxes and chests to achieve the vintage appearance of notched and layered wood for which Tramp Art is famous. Easy to follow, step-by-step patterns and instructions make it fun for the whole family. Adding unusual accents like table forks for legs, chunky wood pieces, and massive hardware makes the projects in Tramp Art Papercrafts truly unique. Try one design and you'll want to make them alI.
About the Author
Suzanne McNeill is often known as a Trendsetter for arts and cratts. Dedicated to hands-on creativity, she constantly tests, experiments and invents something new and exciting. Suzanne is the woman behind Design Originals, a publishing cmpany dedicated to all things fun and creative. She is a designer, artist, columnist, TV personality, publisher, art instructor, author and lover of everything hands-on. She was the 2011 winner of the Craft and Hobby Association's Industry Achievment Award .
Contributor Vivian Peritts is a member of the Society of Craft Designers and HIA Certified Professional Demonstrator. She has written numberous craft articles, project sheets and pattern books. She has taught mega workshops at national trade shows and appears frequently on nationally televised craft programs. Vivian is design consultant for McGill, Inc.
Contributor Maria Filosa has been a volunteer Director fo Arts and Crafts for the American Cancer Society for 10 years and also works with the local senior citizen center.