Monday, 9 September 2013

Time to add some curves.....

Not to me you understand - no, I certainly don't need any more of them!  But I thought you might just be getting a little tired of the straight folded lines in my book art so how about a few curves for a change?

 Now as you know, I usually stamp out some images and slot them between the pages but I didn't think this design needed anything like that so I just stamped on some spare book pages and slotted them into the sides.  I really like this 3D effect which is achieved by folding the pages as before, then taking two at a time and rolling them towards the centre of the book in different directions each time, clever eh?  And no, those two books underneath aren't waiting to be folded - I couldn't bear to do that to them.  I just really liked the covers so much when I spotted them at our local collectables fair.

Here's another view from the side:

and the final one:

Thanks so much for popping in to see me - I do appreciate it and all of your lovely comments.  I'm entering this into the challenge called Hit the Books at Anything But a Card

Margie x


  1. Awesome!!
    Do you make it up as you go along or plan ahead or follow a pattern? So curious!

  2. Fabulous, Margie! Not that I was getting bored with the straight folds! Your books are just wonderful!

  3. Serious wow from me Margie - it is like paper ballet! (Those lower covers are beauties too!) Nicola x

  4. I agree with Nicola, it is like paper ballet, you are so clever with this paper folding in books Margie - this one is fabulous and I love the stamping you added to the book too. Wonderful work! Hugs, Anne x

  5. Wow from me too, that looks amazing
    Claire xx

  6. There is definitely such elegance in those folds. Another beautiful altered book.
    As for the books below, I don't blame you, I have a small collection of books which I love simply for their covers and often crop up in my photographs.

  7. I love this Margie!I admire your patience with the folding and the results are indeed elegant.
    Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card.

  8. Wow, Margie - your origami skills are just astounding! What beautiful folds you've created...
    Alison x

  9. My first thought when I saw this Margie was wow you had made a ladies corset with all the pages. lol

    Looks fabulous and I too admire your patience with those folds.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  10. Oh WOW Margie! This is just fabulous - I'm catching up with your blog and this caught my eye - I love it :) Sarah x

  11. Hi Margie, I just love your book sculptures!!! They really are fabulous! I was searching for your email address to respond to your comment...It's my understanding that the posts you noticed in the photos are actually property markers for the private land connecting to the other words, no mooring here! Take care and thanks for your lovely comments! ((hugs)) Rebecca

  12. Congratulations on your well deserved win Margie. Jenny x