13Feb
DIY: altered books | offthebeatenpress.com

My living room in my house has plenty of old books in it. When I visited my Aunt last fall in Portland, I saw she had folded all these little paper backs in unique ways. She had some extras so we spent the afternoon crafting it up. I brought them back with me and attached them to little canvases to give them support.

Here are the three that I made. The process is really simple but quite enjoyable. My Aunt and I were sharing some prosecco on the deck while I folded each page individually. I would like to make a post about a quick tutorial Рbut you can find tons online.

DIY: altered books | offthebeatenpress.com

Here are some detail shots. I like that you can see the picture pages in this book below. To create this shape you fold one page in half down the middle, and then the next page into two points. You can get some great variety simply by changing the way you alternate, 1:1 or 3:1 will create a very different looking book sculpture.

DIY: altered books | offthebeatenpress.com

Each page in this book actually required two folds. But I liked that the ends stuck out to give it some more weight. I love how they all turned out and would love to make some more for friends!

DIY: altered books | offthebeatenpress.com