Find book folding patterns by page number, book height, designer, category and fold method. I loved it and ripped out many many pages of great ideas. This ebook will allow you to explore this niche market of folding book pages into art to display like. How to book fold simple tutorial doodle and stitch. As promised, heres the seven part tutorial a book folding course. Orufun, the art of folding book pages to create 3d. Each sheet of paper is individually creased, and together, the hundreds of pages create threedimensional designs between their hard covers.
Lay the book in front of you and turn 90 degrees so the spine is near you. Choose a book with 6700 pages for a complete folded set of letters such as mrs and mr, or a 200 page book to make a large monogram. Place the book in front of you like in the first image of this step. Creative book folding art from isaac salazar design swan. The folded book kindle edition by frazier, laurette. I just absolutely love creating my own folded book art. This is a book sculpture, altered book, made by folding the pages of a spanish book to create this beautiful figure which will decorate any place of your home. By carefully folding their pages, artist turns old books. It will take a few hours to fold all of the pages, however it isnt anywhere near as complicated as it looks. Finally, i point you to guy laramees carved book landscapes and ask.
Why not try some of our free bookfolding patterns to get you started. Also, i wrote a book to explain everything in detail. I am absolutely in love with this origami old book page wreath. Buy best selling book folding folded book artgiftany wordflat rate. For those that dont know, book folding is the art of folding the pages within books to create 3d shapes. How to fold books into letters step by step tutorial step 1. Folded art created from used and old books can be just as beautiful as those that started out as a brand new book. I bought my 30 cm trule from here, the us website is here. Formed by folding the pages of discarded and then dustedoff old books, these 3d artworks truly capture the imagination. This can be amazing craft, all you need to do in order to make this sculptures is to fold the pages from actual books into legible words of your choosing.
View all of the free book folding patterns that bookami has to offer. Amazingly creative sculptures on folded book paper art. Folded book art, paper book, book folding patterns free templates, cut and fold books, old book crafts, butterfly books, book sculpture, pattern books, book pages stacey chapmanrees book folding items similar to book folding pattern and free tutorial 2 hearts together outline folded book art, origami, gift on etsy. Folded book art turns book pages into 3d letters odditymall. Home art by carefully folding their pages, artist turns old books into 3d sculptures.
Actually, folding book pages into a bunny is perhaps even simpler than into a word with many letters. Book folding freebies in 2020 book folding, book folding. It turns out it is actually a surprisingly simple craft. To recycle your books and transform them into something really special, weve made a collection of 10 aweinspiring book folding patterns that all book lovers will appreciate.
Give your old books a new lease of life through book art with our huge range of bookfolding patterns. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Once you know how our method works, you can fold any pattern from our website you like. In this book art tutorial, im going to teach you one of the basic folds in creating a book sculpture the triangle fold and how this simple fold can easily be modified to create interesting.
Then fold each page twice on the marks you made in the previous step, like you can see in the second and third image. A great little project to get you into the new and exciting 3d book folding. Folded book art resource enables users to step into the art of book folding. Hey there this is lesson one of our book folding course and in. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. It easy with this free craft tutorial video, explanations and free bunny template.
Create fabulous animal 3d designs following our book folding templates. In todays post, we will present you a whole new different style of book art, which transformed books into eyepopping literature literally. Folding books folded book art, old book art, book folding. Website links to the folded book artists who provide written instructions on how to fold books are provided. The folded book company home of 3d book art and folded book sculptures. This unique folded book paper art, with a bold 3d look may be amazing diy project example for all of yo back home. The folded book art seemed to capture a few imaginations, so this week heres a mini tutorial on how i made the various books above and below, using a pile of 20p junk shop books. Once you have this knowledge its a very easy craft to get involved with. A book preferably a hardbacked book and 400 pages or more ruler or something hard and flat that you can use to press down. Issac salazar, the creative artist, creates typographic images by precisely folding individual pages in. If youre addicted, as i am, and youre doing a lot of book folding then i would definitely recommend delving into the depths of your purse.
Try to keep the folds at 90 degrees or as close to it as possible. As i was folding, the pages would start cracking and ripping easily. Our patterns stipulate book height and number of pages folds on page 1. If youre just doing the odd book fold or two then it may not be worth the investment unless of course youre fanatical about accuracy. How to fold books into shapes, such as a bunny and other animals. Folded book art bookfolding patterns for beginners. She watched a few youtube tutorials before folding her daughters age into a book. This listing is for a book folding pattern which will enable you to create your own finished book. You should end up with equal pages at the beginning and end of the book if you havent used all the pages to create the word. Folded book art is a new form of artistic expression which transforms unwanted books into beautiful decorative objects. Books transformed into 3d origami symbols recyclenation. If you want to have additional pages before and after the folded sculpture, make sure and account for those. Have an extra folding book handy to use as practice. As the folded book art is meant to be home decor, you want to find an appropriatelysized book in both cover size and number of pages to use.
Bookami book folding patterns templates animal patterns. With this diy book folding technique, you can turn your boring book pages into book art or sculptures. If youve got a taller book or a book with more pages, it will work fine. Book folding australia, melbourne, victoria, australia. Folded book art 3d book sculpture book origami book page art. The fascinating world of folding paper has been around for centuries but this modern twist on the art form has taken the crafting world by storm. This wreath was a fun project to make with simple folding techniques turning each page from nothing special into a 3d shape that is gorgeous. Book folding is easy with these stepbystep folding instructions.
It can, at times, be a little fiddly and time consuming because, depending on the level of detail in a pattern, you may have to deal with very many folds per page alot of which may be of just a mm in size. There once was a magazine called budget living that folded pretty quickly ha. The book however should primarily be in good condition with clean edges as marks and discolouration of the page edges will detract from the beauty of your folded design. Its such a fun way of reusing old books and give them another purpose. And of course for the diyer you can learn the art yourself with free book folding patterns with tons of written and video tutorials to enjoy this art as much as we do. View a gallery of folded books or download a book folding template for you to fold your own. Whilst it may look difficult and complicated, cut and fold book folding is actually very easy to do. This pattern enables the folder to create the pattern pictured in to a book. Since it was a really hard task to find 10 free book folding patterns, weve included some patterns you can find with some extra price. Browse through all of the animal book folding patterns that bookami has to offer. This video is an effort to answer most questions about book folding art. I used a notebook with assorted colors so that it looks like a rainbow.
A great little project to get you into the new and exciting book folding. Instead, it is the pages themselves that command our attention, carefully crafted into origami paper masterpieces by artesia, nmbased artist isaac salazar. You can custom order pretty much anything you want to be created and designed into big 3d letters and shapes using the pages of a book. So for a 400 page book, id want a pattern that had about 150 folds or 150 stripes in it, so that i could have 25 pages at the front and 25 at the back. Her etsy shop called book origami has about 100 patterns to select from. Book folding tutorial guide how to turn your pattern into art. Im also loving this cute old book page star wall art. Book folding tutorial guide how to turn your pattern. Diy book folding how to fold book pages into book art. Hes created his own unique method of folding books. Firstly a huge thank you for the lovely comments about harrys playroom and the book nook. You can do relatively simple ones like a diamond or a heart, or super complicated ones like a bulldog silhouette or patterns done on all three sides of the pages.
It all started when jodi was unable to resist a box of used books at a secondhand shop. Orufun, the art of folding book pages to create 3d sculptures of. Yuto, aka orufun, uses a technique without any scissors and folds the pages of books into intricate popular culture designs. I put this book folding tutorial together to help people new to book folding get to grips with the basics. Needless to say, this was very frustrating to have it fall apart as i was trying to make something beautiful. Book art created by folding recycled books into images and words. My first folding book art was full of folding issues and turned out crap. Folded book art easy to use bookfolding patterns for beginners. As i mentioned, i tend to put my template about 20 pages into the book just so that i am not having to move the template down every page but rather every 20. This christmas tree can be folded by novices or with children as a craft project. If you would like to master the skills needed to create folded book art. Theyve also developed a special beginner friendly starter.
Folding the pages of a book to create a freestanding 3d work of art is a curious and beautiful thing it is also a great way of upcycling old or unwanted paperbacks. Create custom folding patterns using either of these pattern makers. Artist repurposes old books into 3d sculptures by carefully. This means each project will have its own unique and distinctive look. Have you seen some of those folded book artsculptures on etsy they are so beautiful and make the perfect gift. After you marked all the pages you can start folding. How to fold book pages into letters recycled book art ideas. The folded book art designer can even make 3d shapes and images into the books like a heart, a guitar, a star, etc. Each 3d lettering book art is made by folding each page to fit the design, and each project is handmade after you order, so the photos you view here and on her store will not be representative of the actual item youll receive. Artist gives old books a second life by making sculptures. Great and unique self made gifts for an anniversary or wedding. English artist nicola nobo transforms old books into intricate sculptures by meticulously folding their pages.
You can buy my book folded book art made easy on amazon here. This artist makes beautiful and creative art from old books, that feature giant 3d letters folded from the pages. This artist turns books into 3d sculptures youtube. Folding paper into shapes is such a great way to turn something drab to fab. Pennsylvaniabased artist jodi harveybrown alters old books and gives them a second life by making beautiful sculptures out of their pages.72 512 858 1357 383 21 1242 914 426 1390 238 858 641 909 1073 690 786 692 1215 1225 972 1067 1496 1533 466 139 223 1015 759 1016 42 422 772 996 1311 64 57 703 1084 371 71 865 1302