Category Archives: DIY

A Little Game for Hot or Wet Weather

While Covid restrictions are easing in lots of places, many people are still staying inside because of the weather — either too hot or too wet to spend time outdoors. It seems appropriate to post a little two-player game this … Continue reading

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Saskatoon Berry/Applesauce Cake: a DIY artist’s book and a recipe

The May book arts challenge on Instagram is #areyoubookenough_fruit. Since I live adjacent to a city named for a fruit —Saskatoon— and since the bushes grow wild where I live, I chose the Saskatoon berry. Although they are usually baked … Continue reading

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Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part Two

Last Sunday I ended the description of my paper experiments with this structure. But wait … there’s more!

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An Early Start

It seems that 2021 might be a year when more people than usual will be sending postal valentines to loved ones, so I thought I would present this year’s Byopia Press valentine to allow time for making and mailing.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-four and Colouring Stars

This is the fourth, and simplest, iteration of the December 1st star.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-two and Cube Stars

This is an up-dated version of a post from 2017 with instructions for an unusual star folded from strips of paper. ***** I found the instructions for these stars on a Danish website.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-one and Paper Rockets

A paper rocket is a more active toy than a tangram or a thaumatrope, particularly if you have a cat in the house to chase the paper rocket after it is launched. Shown below is the last remaining rocket from … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty and Some Paper Chains

This is not your traditional paper chain made from strips of coloured paper. This kind of paper chain uses no glue or tape or staples, and can come in a variety of shapes.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Nineteen and Masu Box Variations

Although I did not know then that they were called Masu Boxes, I learned to fold these when I was nine. Not liking the creases across the lid left by the traditional folding method, or the uneven thickness in the … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Eighteen and Lucky Stars

Chinese Lucky Stars were the reason I started this blog. It was one of the ways I collected wishes for my installation piece The Persistence of Hope. Every Lucky Star I folded for the labyrinth had a hand-written wish on … Continue reading

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