Category Archives: paper folding

Inheritance/Nurture, not Nature

I’ve been working on two new pieces this week involving a combination of printed panels and folded two-part menko. Some of the papers I am using are my hand made ones. The coloured one above contains asparagus fibre and delphinium … Continue reading

Posted in art, artist's books, book arts, paper folding, papermaking, typography | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Elements: Air

I spent a good part of the week working on The Elements, beginning by making some test prints to check colour. (This also functioned as a printer test. Inkjet printers can get cranky when left sitting for extended periods.)

Posted in art, artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, free book, free printable, paper cutting, paper folding | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Elements

This is the image for the Fire piece from my planned series The Elements.

Posted in art, artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, illustration, paper cutting, paper folding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Clear Midnight Revisited

With July 7, the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, still a couple of days away, I thought I would re-post one of my favourite previous Tanabata projects, a DIY star-themed artist’s book from 2018. An accordion with interlocked diamond-shaped … Continue reading

Posted in art, artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, DIY, free book, free printable, instructions, origami, paper cutting, paper folding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tanabata 2020

Every year I celebrate the anniversary of this blog on Tanabata, July 7, with a star-themed DIY project. For the sixth anniversary —and a little ahead of schedule in case you want to give it to someone on Canada Day … Continue reading

Posted in art, artist's books, book arts, DIY, free printable, instructions, paper folding | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Twenty-twenty Hindsight

I have been working on a new piece this week. In fact, nine new, similar, but not quite identical, pieces. I covered nine 6.35 cm (2.5 in) wooden blocks with three different Japanese papers purchased from The Paper Place in … Continue reading

Posted in artist's books, book arts, paper folding | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Memory Bank

I spent the week folding paper and assembling the five cubes for the work tentatively named Memory Bank. The cubes will be displayed as a group, but also work individually.

Posted in art, artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, instructions, knitting, maps, paper folding | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday Night Flicks: Ghostly International presents Matthew Shlian

This week’s paper engineer, Matt Shlian, produces more abstract forms than Benja Harney who was featured last week. From the text on Vimeo: Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian’s … Continue reading

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

Friday Night Flicks: How to Make a Record-Setting Paper Plane

Tonight’s flick has been on Colossal, and has been viewed more than 230,000 times since March 3, 2020 so there’s a good chance you have already seen it. Just in case you missed it, here it is. The video shows … Continue reading

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

How to Make a “Hidden Page” Book

This week the Minnesota Center for Book Arts posted a ‘make along’ video with instructions for producing a “Hidden Page” book. You can find the twenty minute video here. To follow along, you will need to have ready the following … Continue reading

Posted in artist's books, book arts, DIY, free book, free printable, moveable books, paper folding | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment