Funny how things happen. This morning I was looking at my blog stats and saw an old post had been pinned. I was curious so I went to the pinboard, and saw quite a few really cool looking folded book art. Which made me curious, so I Googled that. There are a few places that have tutorials you can buy, but I found this free sample pattern on Instructables. I thought it looked easy and was quite cute, so I looked thru the books I had earmarked for the Charity shop. No hardbacks, but I did have one quality paperback, heavier pages, sturdy cover, that I thought would work.
The heart is a little on the thin side, so I added some points before and after. They sort of look a bit like wings. That also allowed me to have the same text along the top edge – good title for a project like this!
I did something that I am not sure is right, technically, but if I listed some of the words on show when I folded all the pages one way you will see why I instead went to the middle and folded towards the covers! They weren’t very lovely, trust me.
I also added a ribbon around the middle section. and the clamps might turn into something that can be more decorative, maybe a little bag-charm style hanging beaded thingie.
I also thought that this could make a cute wedding gift. What if you added photos of the bride on one side and the groom on the other? I have some ideas so I may play around with this a bit more.
I have seen some free tutorials for creating a pattern using Photoshop (maybe PSE too, not looked at it that closely) to create words, which I am interested in too.
As diverting as it has been I still have work to do, and that laundry isn’t going to wash itself…