Remember, remember, the 5th of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. Whether or not we remember the plot, people in England often have bonfires and fireworks around this time. Those of celebrating Diwali may also be letting off fireworks, so, today we’ll show you how to make a folded book which Paul Johnson describes as a … Continue reading Firework book
Beneath the surface.
One way of using the T-Cut book (28thApril 2021) might be to display your writing about where you live. You could write a surface description on the outer pages. These may already reveal how you feel about your place. Even so, you could write something more personal in the space within the folded doors, a … Continue reading Beneath the surface.
Here’s how to make a pleasing book with an inner section that you can use for illustration, or contrast, commentary or hidden thoughts. You will need a rectangular sheet of paper -A4 or US letter is fine. If you want to add hard covers, you will also need some thin card. Place the paper in … Continue reading T-Cut Book
Zigzag Christmas story
Today we’ll think about how zigzag books can be used to create a lovely structure for a story book. (27thNovember 2020 Zigzag Memories) Depending on the age of the writer and the nature of the story, books can be prepared for young writers, or the writers can make their own books using their own illustrations. … Continue reading Zigzag Christmas story
Here’s another way of presenting your words, of making your words into a present. It is what I am going to call the collage concertina. If you can think of a better name, let me know! This is a book that you can make as long or as short as you like. You can keep … Continue reading Zigzag Memories
With a twist
Today we will show you how to make a card with a twist. It is another way to write to a friend or to someone who might like to receive a note. It has a little pocket inside it, so you could add a little extra something, a drawing, maybe, or a photograph, a sticker … Continue reading With a twist
Fold Up Pocket Book
Today’s post hides a special treat for people who love making things from paper – and a new fold up pocket book which could also hide some special memories, even some secrets. The fold up pocket book is a slightly more sophisticated form of the zigzag pocket book which you used to collect characters for your … Continue reading Fold Up Pocket Book
Today is earth day. This year, the day marks fifty years since the founding of the environmental movement in 1970. So we thought you might like to write for the earth. Write what you love about the earth and its creatures. Write a praise song. Give thanks. It’s a list! You could begin each line … Continue reading Earth day
Alphabet memory book
Inspired by yesterday’s elastic bound books, I decided to create an alphabet book. You could use the book for any kind of alphabet. I chose to make an alphabet about being in isolation and so it turned into a much slower project. This is something I want to take my time over. Quite often we … Continue reading Alphabet memory book
Sometimes it is good to make up a story and tell it to someone. You don’t always have to write your stories down. Why don’t you make a little story folder with pockets? You can draw characters and some props and scenery and pop them in the pockets of your folder. Then you can use … Continue reading Story pockets