Introduction: Folded Book Art

About: I love to repurpose items into something useful.

Create various shapes or letters using old books.

Step 1: Get a Book

Any book will work, but a hardcover will stand up better.

Step 2: Pages

Bend the pages so it doubles in size

Step 3: Drawing

While the pages are bent over, draw your design (Solid shapes work best, or a "bubbled" letter).

Step 4: Is This Right?

When the book is laying flat the design will seem warped, but don't worry, it'll look right when finished

Step 5: Folding

Starting from the back of the book, begin folding pages at the mark.

Step 6: Consistency

Make sure to keep the folds consistent so when it is done, it will be a smooth transition

Step 7: Keep Folding

Until done... enjoy

Step 8: TIP: Multiple Marks

If you have a design where there are multiple marks on one edge, you fold on alternating pages and repeat the pattern. (see picture)