Simplified Book Art

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Introduction: Simplified Book Art

About: My favorite quotation is: “All you need in order to accomplish something great is a good idea and not quite enough money.” – Anon I live by that theme, and the ideas just keep coming.

Folded book art is a labor-intensive and mathematically precise art that normally requires tedious measurements on a page-by-page basis.
The following book art is a short-cut method of getting to almost the same results as the ruler-and-pencil method. Instead of measuring each page, this method uses a striped printed pattern that is inserted behind each page and used as a guide for each fold.

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Here you can create your own graphical pattern for free, to fold your own name inside a book.

http://www.orime.de/vorlagenprogramm/registrierung.php

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Thanks for sharing. I love it.

Hi I was so happy to find this link for creating your own pattern. However I wondered if you had used this free trial? I printed out a simple word HOME to start of with, with a book of 350 pages. Ive printed it off and there are quite a few spaces which threw me, then also i realised with the O and E I would need extra pages wouldnt I? I really wanted to get into this but this has confused me, any help really appreciated... thanks

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Check out my tutorial on diypics.com for making your own pattern. I have several videos on there to show you how to deal with the spaces, the O and E and stuff like that: http://www.diypics.com/simplified-folded-book-art/
It will be tight getting a decent HOME from a 350 page book. Try to find one at least 400 pages if you can so you can dedicate 100 pages (50 folds) to each letter--give or take.