I just absolutely love creating my own folded book art. It's such a fun way of re-using old books and give them another purpose.
I've searched and searched the web to find any tutorials on how to do it and i just couldn't find anything. Untill one day i found a website called foldedbookart.com which offers already made and custom patterns.
On of the patterns they used to have was this little heart sign. For me this was a real good way to get started as it's quite a quick pattern to do and the result still looks great.
In the next steps i'll explain to you how to fold this heart into a book. (I used a picture from their website for the front image)
Completing this tutorial can be done within 45 minutes.
Step 1: Collecting the materials needed
For us to be able to create folded book art we need a few things:
- We need a book. It's best to use a hardcovered book, as these books will give the best results when displaying them.
- We need a ruler in centimeters, as these patterns are displayed in centimeters
- And ofcourse we need a pencil to mark the pages.