## Introduction: Valentine's Day - Folded Book Art - Heart Inside a Heart

This Folded Book Art is a perfect gift to give for Valentine's Day!

After searching for a while i found this website that offers patterns

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)

If you want to do a smaller project first, to test it out, please check my other tutorial here.

## 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.

## Step 2: Marking the Pages

For this heart pattern we need to mark and fold 139 sheets of paper.

The patter i use is in centimeters, so please get a ruler that displays centimeters.

Now pick up the book like normal when you would read it (Like in the first image of this step)

Now turn the book a quarter, so your hand ends up on the right of the book and the page numbers (in this case) end up in the right upper corner. Like in the second image.

The book is now positioned right. It has to stay in this position during the process of marking the folds.

Now place your ruler on the book like in the third image. Make sure the beginning of the ruler is on the left side of the book.

The first two values you need to mark according to the pattern are: 7.5 centimeters and 8.1 centimeters. So place two marks on those two values. If done right, you now have marked the first page and there's a gap of 0.6 centimeters between the marks. It looks similar to the fourth image.

Now go to the next page (the second page). Here you mark the following values: 6.9 centimeter and 8.8 centimeter

On the third page you mark the following values: 6.6 centimeters and 9.1 centimeters.

Page 4: 6,3 & 9,4

Page 5: 8,7 & 9,7

Page 6: 5,9 & 6,7

Page 7: 9,3 & 10,1

Page 8: 5,6 & 6,2

Page 9: 9,8 & 10,4

Page 10: 5,4 & 5,9

Page 11: 10,2 & 10,7

Page 12: 5,2 & 5,6

Page 13: 10,5 & 11,0

Page 14: 5,0 & 5,4

Page 15: 10,8 & 11,3

Page 16: 4,9 & 5,3

Page 17: 11,0 & 11,5

Page 18: 4,7 & 5,1

Page 19: 11,3 & 11,8

Page 20: 4,6 & 5,0

Page 21: 11,5 & 12,0

Page 22: 4,5 & 4,9

Page 23: 11,8 & 12,2

Page 24: 4,4 & 4,7

Page 25: 12,0 & 12,4

Page 26: 4,3 & 4,6

Page 27: 12,2 & 12,6

Page 28: 4,3 & 4,6

Page 29: 12,3 & 12,8

Page 30: 4,2 & 4,5

Page 31: 12,5 & 13,0

Page 32: 4,2 & 4,5

Page 33: 12,7 & 13,1

Page 34: 12,8 & 13,2

Page 35: 4,1 & 4,4

Page 36: 8,4 & 9,2

Page 37: 13,1 & 13,4

Page 38: 4,1 & 4,4

Page 39: 7,7 & 10,0

Page 40: 13,3 & 13,7

Page 41: 4,1 & 4,4

Page 42: 7,4 & 10,5

Page 43: 13,5 & 13,9

Page 44: 4,1 & 4,4

Page 45: 7,2 & 10,8

Page 46: 13,7 & 14,1

Page 47: 4,2 & 4,4

Page 48: 7,1 & 11,1

Page 49: 13,9 & 14,3

Page 50: 4,2 & 4,5

Page 51: 7,0 & 11,4

Page 52: 14,2 & 14,5

Page 53: 4,3 & 4,6

Page 54: 7,0 & 11,6

Page 55: 14,4 & 14,7

Page 56: 4,4 & 4,7

Page 57: 7,0 & 11,9

Page 58: 14,6 & 14,9

Page 59: 4,5 & 4,9

Page 60: 7,0 & 12,1

Page 61: 14,7 & 15,1

Page 62: 4,7 & 5,1

Page 63: 7,1 & 12,3

Page 64: 14,9 & 15,3

Page 65: 5,0 & 5,4

Page 66: 7,3 & 12,4

Page 67: 15,1 & 15,4

Page 68: 5,3 & 5,8

Page 69: 7,5 & 12,6

Page 70: 15,3 & 15,6

Page 71: 5,5 & 6,0

Page 72: 7,5 & 12,6

Page 73: 15,1 & 15,5

Page 74: 5,2 & 5,6

Page 75: 7,2 & 12,4

Page 76: 15,0 & 15,3

Page 77: 4,9 & 5,3

Page 78: 7,1 & 12,3

Page 79: 14,8 & 15,1

Page 80: 4,6 & 5,0

Page 81: 7,0 & 12,1

Page 82: 14,6 & 15,0

Page 83: 4,5 & 4,8

Page 84: 7,0 & 11,8

Page 85: 14,4 & 14,8

Page 86: 4,4 & 4,7

Page 87: 7,0 & 11,6

Page 88: 14,2 & 14,6

Page 89: 4,3 & 4,6

Page 90: 7,0 & 11,4

Page 91: 14,0 & 14,4

Page 92: 4,2 & 4,5

Page 93: 7,1 & 11,1

Page 94: 13,8 & 14,2

Page 95: 4,1 & 4,4

Page 96: 7,2 & 10,8

Page 97: 13,6 & 13,9

Page 98: 4,1 & 4,4

Page 99: 7,4 & 10,4

Page 100: 13,4 & 13,7

Page 101: 4,1 & 4,4

Page 102: 7,8 & 10,0

Page 103: 13,1 & 13,5

Page 104: 4,1 & 4,4

Page 105: 8,5 & 9,1

Page 106: 12,9 & 13,3

Page 107: 4,1 & 4,4

Page 108: 12,7 & 13,1

Page 109: 4,2 & 4,5

Page 110: 12,5 & 12,9

Page 111: 4,2 & 4,5

Page 112: 12,3 & 12,8

Page 113: 4,3 & 4,6

Page 114: 12,2 & 12,6

Page 115: 4,4 & 4,7

Page 116: 12,0 & 12,4

Page 117: 4,4 & 4,7

Page 118: 11,7 & 12,2

Page 119: 4,5 & 4,9

Page 120: 11,5 & 12,0

Page 121: 4,6 & 5,0

Page 122: 11,3 & 11,8

Page 123: 4,7 & 5,1

Page 124: 11,0 & 11,5

Page 125: 4,9 & 5,3

Page 126: 10,7 & 11,3

Page 127: 5,0 & 5,4

Page 128: 10,5 & 11,0

Page 129: 5,2 & 5,7

Page 130: 10,1 & 10,7

Page 131: 5,4 & 5,9

Page 132: 9,8 & 10,4

Page 133: 5,7 & 6,2

Page 134: 9,2 & 10,0

Page 135: 6,0 & 6,7

Page 136: 8,6 & 9,6

Page 137: 6,4 & 9,4

Page 138: 6,6 & 9,1

Page 139: 6,9 & 8,7

## Step 3:

After you marked all the pages you can start folding.

Place the book in front of you like in the first image of this step.

Then fold each page twice on the marks you made in the previous step, like you can see in the second and third image. Try to keep the folds at 90 degrees or as close to it as possible.

Repeat these steps untill you have folded all the marked pages.

When finished folding, you're done! You've created your own folded book art now. Now go ahead and look for more patterns, as all of their patterns work in the same way.

Second Prize in the
Valentine's Day Contest

Participated in the
Papercraft Contest