"I began blogging about creative paper art and paper crafts at 'All Things Paper' in 2009. Topics covered on the blog range from the latest on the craft scene, stylish DIYs (do it yourself), trends, and book reviews, to interviews with established artists, and features about novice artisans with big ideas."
From listening to Ann Martin it is obvious that she enjoys inspiring others to look at paper in a whole new light.
"Originally I was a hospital nurse, but now I spend my time designing contemporary paper projects for books, magazines, and websites.
Note, for those who do not know by now, and according to Wiki, quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.
It is amazing what Martin creates when it comes to official documents as well.
"I create quilled marriage certificates, ketubahs (a Jewish prenuptial agreement) and invitations on a commissioned basis."
Ann Martin has not entered this profession blindly. She has done her research.
"I have searched the world over for unique and beautiful paper crafts to feature on my website AllThingsPaper.net.
In this book Martin gathers completely new projects, and she shows how each is created, step-by-step.
Enjoy a synopsis of Ann Martin's first book.
"All of the designs in this book were created by respected paper craft artists, such as Benjamin John Coleman, Patricia Zapata, and Richela Fabian Morgan, who have been making amazing things with paper for many years. Each of the projects, from simple to more complex, has easy-to-follow instructions and detailed photos. These colorful and impressive pieces include art objects to display at home, as well as items with practical uses. All of the projects make wonderful keepsakes or gifts that express the beauty, elegance, and versatility of paper." - "All Things Paper"
Here is a sampling of the projects included in "All Things Paper."
- Candle Luminaries
- Citrus Slice Coasters
- Mysterious Stationery Box
- Everyday Tote Bag
- Silver Orb Pendant
- Fine Paper Yarn Necklace
- Wedding Cake Card
- Perfect Journey Journal
"My next book, 'Creative Paper Quilling,' will be released Nov. 1, 2013 by DRG Publishing." - Ann Martin
Enjoy video clip of a quilling demo of Ann Martin. Also enjoy slideshow of Martin's creations as well as many others' as seen on Martin's Facebook page.