Using special paper-folding techniques, coloured tissue paper can be transformed into magical window stars, suitable for any season. This book contains step-by-step instructions for making 25 window stars. Each design is graded for difficulty, to allow the beginner to progress easily and confidently. Frédérique Guéret also shows how the stars can be painted with additional colour accents which, when the light shines through in a certain way, create a dazzling veined effect. The author, Frédérique Guéret, was born in France in 1949 and after completing her art training, developed her own method of paper-folding with tissue paper and first published her window transparencies in 1999.
‘This book shows you how to make really beautiful window stars out of coloured tissue paper. There are nice clear instructions for twenty five different stars and when you put them up at the window the effect is lovely. I really enjoyed creating lots of different designs. Some of them I used not just for window decorations but by making smaller ones and putting them between clear plastic I created my own cards to send to people.’
— Jenny, age 12, Education Otherwise, 2005