Friday, January 26, 2018

Folded Book Art - Double Heart

 These are becoming addicting.  It's such a great way to use books that you normally would donate or toss.  My first attempt was a single heart (you can see it HERE).  Once you get the idea, it's really very easy.
The first one I did was ALL 90 degree angle folds like this.  But when I went to try the double heart, after marking the pages and starting to fold I THOUGHT that the pages were not 'deep' enough because I couldn't make 90 degree folds all of the time.  I did a little bit of research and realized, not all folds ARE 90 degrees!
For the marking on the right, it's possible to do a 90 degree fold.  For the one of the left, there's no way SO you just fold at the greatest possible angle starting at your mark.
Here's the opposite.  The mark on the left CAN be folded at 90 degrees but the one on the right cannot.
 When you begin marking, this is how you want to open the book.
And this is where you want to start marking your pages.  To find the starting point to mark, I counted the number of pages in the book.  Divide that in half to find the CENTER of the book.  Then look at how many pages are going to be folded.  Divide that in half.  Start at your center and count that many pages back toward the front of the book and that's where you'll begin marking/folding.
As with the other book I did, I added some decorative paper on the inside front and back covers, 'sandwiching' ribbon in between to tie in front.
I added a vintage prism as well.  
Here is the finished product! There are a ton of FREE patterns HERE.  They have a lot of categories and holidays from very simple to very detailed patterns.  Give it a try - it's very therapeutic and if you mess up, nothing really lost!  Just grab another book and start over!
Visit my post on the simple heart fold for more pictures and details of how to do this.

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  1. Hard to get over so much detail in something that is folded paper....and uses something that would likely be recycled. I like this one too!

  2. Hi Lauren wow love your new blog look its so pretty and i love your double heart book,you are so clever this looks amazing,well done my friend xx

  3. How very pretty! You come up with the neatest ideas! God bless you, sweet friend. :)

  4. Wow! now that is talent! It's a very beautiful piece to grace your home with.

  5. How beautiful Lauren. I've always wanted to try folding book pages to create art but struggled to figure out how to "see" in 3 D before doing that first fold. Love how you added the extra special touch with the ribbon and beads. So precious

    1. Thank you Michelle - it's really SO SO easy. Give it a try!

  6. Oh my gosh, how wonderful is that double fold heart, Lauren!! I really need to make one for myself, since I did the other one for my sis. I'll have to share a pic on my next post.

  7. This is amazing! Great conversation piece. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.


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