|My first attempt at folded book art :-)|
My sister gave me the inspiration to try this fun form of art..She gifted me with two of her folded books , one of her book pieces is pictured in yesterday's post :-)
There are several ways to make your designs and fold your books
This U - tube is one method for those who know how to draw -measure-plot
I will move to this method as I become more advanced..For people who have Photoshop, there is an app to convert shapes into lined patterns for folding books with this method.. U-tube tutorial is included at the end of this post..
For now my process was simple, as this is my very first folded book art.. I used a ruler and a pencil to make my marks, I worked from a free pattern I found on line....I was fortunate this pattern worked well with the size book I used.. If you use a pre made pattern, look for size and page specs in the pattern..It is essential that the book isn't too tall, squat or thin..
I learned that I needed to fold the pages in my book project at a 90 degree angle and I folded them all in one direction...
Here is a 7 lesson course on book folding ..This was the method I used with my free pre made pattern :-)
For those of us who have Photo Shop