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Sunday, January 17, 2016

A fun Valentine gift for your sweetheart :-)

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


  1. This is amazing! I have to try this! I'll be headed to the Goodwill to see if I can find an old book to fold. Thanks for the tutorials. I'm gone to pin this so I'll remember to try it!

  2. What fun!! I always love to discover a new craft. Thank you for finding my blog so I could find yours. :-)

  3. Cathy and Janet, I am glad to meet you both :-)