Category Archives: instructions

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

Posted in art, artist's books, book arts, DIY, free printable, instructions, recipe | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Bluebird of Happiness

These days just about everyone could use a visit from the Bluebird of Happiness, and today’s post makes that possible.

Posted in artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, free printable, instructions, paper toy | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Four-Sided Wrapper From One Sheet With No Glue And No Waste

When I was preparing my post on Hedi Kyle’s Diagonal Pocket Folder at the end of March, I noticed her Self-closing Wrapper in The Art of the Fold. It reminded me of something I had seen in my early days … Continue reading

Posted in art, artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, free printable, instructions, moveable books, papermaking | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

DIY Cabbage Pie (Again)

This is a slightly adapted re-post from 2016. If you have read this before —and possibly made either the book or the cabbage pie— you might want to skip to the end for a new recipe: David’s Thin and Crispy … Continue reading

Posted in artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, Design, free book, free printable, instructions, recipe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part Four

I am still on the hunt for the origin of the structure Wendy Feldberg used for her little swatch book. I briefly thought I had found it when I saw a very small image of this book by Cherryl Moote, … Continue reading

Posted in artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, instructions, paper folding | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part Three

I ended last week’s post with the image of these pockets created by folding and interlocking pieces of paper and card stock. (If you missed the previous posts, you might want to go back and look at Part One and … Continue reading

Posted in artist's books, book arts, instructions | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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!

Posted in artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, DIY, free printable, instructions, paper folding | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Friday Night Flicks: Origami Lucky Hearts

Friday Night Flicks are not usually instruction videos, but Valentine’s Day is coming, and this is a little paper folding project that is easy enough for beginners and can be made out of almost nothing.     If you would … Continue reading

Posted in instructions, paper folding | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part One

On December 30, 2020, Wendy Feldberg posted images on Instagram of one of the books she makes for storing swatched samples of her inks. In response to requests, she posted some images of the construction a day later.

Posted in artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, instructions | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

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.

Posted in book arts, DIY, free printable, instructions, paper folding | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments