Category Archives: free printable

Cover for A Clear Midnight

Last week’s post contained the instructions for making A Clear Midnight, and a link to a printable pdf of the parts. This week you can make a cover for the book.

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A Clear Midnight

It is once again time to offer a DIY artist’s book in celebration of the anniversary of this blog: four years this coming Saturday. Since July 7 is also the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, the book is star-themed. … Continue reading

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Some Variations on the Shrigley Binding

Last week I wrote about accidentally inventing the Shrigley Binding while trying out various origami folds. This week I will show a simpler way to achieve the structure, and some variations of shape and assembly.

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Little Star Books 3

Today’s post features the third and final little star book for you to make. It’s the one at the bottom of the picture below, and is a variation of the one I posted as one of my star posts for … Continue reading

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Little Star Books 2

Today’s post contains the instructions for making the second of three little star books. The one being made today is shown in the upper left corner of the picture below.

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Little Star Books 1

As you may have guessed from the title of today’s post, I have decided to spread the instructions for the three little star book variations over three posts. At the end of three weeks, you will know how to make … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Zhen Xian Bao: Part 2

This week I added the upper compartments to the self-closing bottom boxes I showed you last week. The first step was to glue down the interior triangular flap containing the pocket. I glued the triangles in both models to the … Continue reading

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A Cover for a Hedi Kyle Panel Book

Yesterday the CBBAG Saskatchewan book swap took place. Participants met in the Davidson Town Hall —well, those that weren’t either ill or off holidaying someplace warm!— and books were exchanged. Here’s one box of books before distribution, some of one … Continue reading

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How to make wax paper/crayon ‘stained glass’ hearts and a little bit about books

When I did the wax paper window stars post in December, David asked if I was going to do a ‘stained glass’ star. Apparently ironing crayon shavings between sheets of wax paper was part of both our childhoods. I thought … Continue reading

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Post #401 and a Valentine Love Note

Friday’s post was #400. Who would have thought I would keep it up this long?! In celebration, here’s an early Valentine. The Advent stars didn’t give people much lead time, so I thought posting this a month ahead would be … Continue reading

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