My craft studio (including my Silhouette!) is all packed up for the move to the new house. Yes, you can imagine the withdrawal symptoms I’m going through! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new project, so I thought I would do a little crafty show & tell to tide you over until I’m all unpacked again.
I’ve long been in love with the art of book folding. Although made from simply folding the pages of a book, the end result has a beautiful sculptural feel to it. And of course, books. So me.
It all started when I wanted to make a grad gift for the Literary Daughterly One. My goal was to fold her initials into the two books she wrote her thesis on. I did that, and then couldn’t stop. Here is a tour through some of the books I folded as gifts for family and friends this year.
[start the musical interlude music in your head]
When folding images, it’s best to choose a simple silhouette, such as this thistle or the heart and music note above.
Sometimes the design takes up the whole book, like this one:
and sometimes, I folded the design with pages on either side, like this one.
Note the ribbon at the bottom of the P and L. These were some of my first projects and I used too many pages, so the book wanted to sproing open, which caused the letters to distort. The ribbon keeps the letter properly shaped.
Once I’d folded a few initials, it wasn’t too much of a leap to folding entire words.
A peek inside…
Each page has two folds…
…and the folds add up.
The move is almost complete, so I’ll be back with new projects soon!
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