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Folded Book Art

If you have an extra book laying around and you're itching to create something new, this craft is a prefect way to turn an unused book into art. 
 
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You can use any type or size of book as long as it is a hardback.

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Section off the first pages of your book, from the very first blank page to the first page of the story. 

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Take the section and fold it in to where the body of the text ends on the right side of the page. You will continue to fold the pages to this side of the text block to ensure that all of the folded pages will be the same length. 

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Once you have evenly positioned the edge of the page to the right side of the text, crease the pages down so that they will stay folded. 

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Now that the first section of pages are folded, separate the section into groups of two pages and then fold the separate groups of two back over (if there are an odd number of pages within the section that's ok, just take the thickest first page and fold it back over by itself). This separation of  the first section of pages is so the first fold isn't larger than the rest. 

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Now that the first section of introduction pages are done, you can begin folding the rest of the pages by twos, folding them to the right side of the text block each time. 

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About halfway through the books arch should be taking form. 

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Then when you have folded each of the pages by twos the book should look something like this. Note: Right after the last of the pages have been folded the arch may not lay perfectly flat against the spine. This is no reason to be concerned, the pages will soon fall onto place. 
mkearns11 year ago
Thanks for the info, Hickey. Do you know how to spell out words with teh pages? I'd like to find out how to spell "create". thanks!
Mr_o_uk mkearns111 months ago
hi, this is how I did numbers:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Book-Art-Wedding-Table-Numbers/

but I think you could use the same method for words...
HarrietW1 year ago
i just did this :D you can use it as a organiser for paper and reciepts and things by putting them in between the pages (Y)
Kiteman3 years ago
Defacing books normally makes my skin crawl, but this looks OK.
what if it was twilight?
A book is a book.
you've obviously not read or seen twilight
You're right, I haven't, but I hold with my original comment.
garrett102 years ago
Are you still able to close the book after all of the pages have been folded?
Hickey27 (author)  garrett102 years ago
No, the pages are so thick that you will not be able to close the book.
Browncoat3 years ago
Interesting idea!
Biggsy3 years ago
I bet this would make a great lamp.... well if you worked it out...
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