Folding Books into Sculptures

I usually use old novels, but this time I used a larger outdated buyers guide. The pages are lovely and crisp and firm enough to support the larger book. It looks good in a vase or just standing on it’s own!

Find a suitable book and remove the cover. The glue or stitching remaining on the spine of the book should be strong, to support the stress that the folding puts on it.

Start by folding the top corner of the page down towards the spine of the book. Repeat with the bottom corner, folded up.

Keep on folding each page in the same way.

As you get to the end of the book, it gets more difficult. You have to use your one hand to keep the folded pages down while folding with the other.

Heres the finished book…

Here are some examples of other shapes you could fold your books into.

And here are a few examples of what you could do with them.

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Creative Director at International Visual

Posted on October 24, 2012, in Crafting and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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