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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

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Friday Night Flicks: Benja Harney: Paper Engineer

Tonight’s flick from the Australian Design Centre features Benja Harney. From the text on Vimeo: Benja Harney is a self-taught paper engineer, working professionally for six years. His work spans from pop-up books for the likes of Kylie Minogue to … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering

I love alphabet books, and I love pop-ups. Tonight’s flick presents a delightful book that is both an abecedary and a collection of movable structures. The volume A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering was produced to celebrate the 25th … Continue reading

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DIY Valentine 2020

It’s the beginning of February, and time for the annual Byopia Press DIY Valentine. This year’s design began with a heavily photoshopped version of a lipstick-ey kiss. The card uses an interesting mechanism that I saw on the Internet last … Continue reading

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March Fourteenth, Twenty Fifteen

I think that’s the title of the menko piece I have been working on. (I am sure some of you will guess why. If you do, please don’t go blurting it out until after the show opens in September 2020.) … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Off Book: Book Art

In case you didn’t have a chance to check out the PBS Digital Studio channel on Vimeo two weeks ago, tonight’s flick is another in their series on books. This video examines the idea of what a book is through … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Irish

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and, in North America at least, pretty much everyone is a little bit Irish today. Since I am still not talking about my current project, here’s a DIY St. Patrick’s Day card you can make. Start … Continue reading

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DIY Valentine 2019

In an attempt to give you a little lead time, I am posting this year’s DIY Valentine today. The structure is a pop-up that looks impressive and complex, but is quite easy to make.

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Getting Ready for a New Year

I am not very good about throwing things out. My work surface becomes smaller and smaller as test models and scrap paper pile up. After twenty-four advent posts, making trial models and then final models for photographing, my usable work … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

I had another glitch while making the edition copies of A Clear Midnight this week. (You can find a printable DIY copy here. It works.) I had successfully corrected, saved, printedst and made one copy of the book. Everything seemed … Continue reading

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