23 Aug

Altered Books: Experiments with Page Folding

Experiments with new directions in book altering continues, this time with all the pages still attached to the covers. These explorations are part of the planning stages of a commissioned piece for a client, and I wanted to try something different.

Altered Books: Experimenting with irregular folded pages

Normally I follow the same pattern of folding the pages through out a book but with these two the folds are irregular and create a ripple effect through the book. It’s an interesting technique, but it doesn’t entirely work for me. I need to experiment further to figure out how to do this better.

Altered Books: Experimenting with irregular folded pages - detail

Altered Books: Experimenting with irregular folded pages - detail

Altered Books: Experimenting with irregular folded pages - detail

I may end up removing the covers from these books to use in a collage, and then turn these into a wall piece. I like the idea of the shaped pages rippling from one book to the other.

Altered Books: Experimenting with irregular folded pages - detail

Check out the work of Issac Salazar for advanced book page folding.

© Rachael Ashe