Learn a classic Origami Fold you can use for Art Books, Art Journal embellishment or greeting cards

Who doesn't love a fun "pop-up" element in a book? Who doesn't love a 'hidden message' to be discovered between the pages of a book?

If you love pop-up, folded or hidden elements in a book or art journal, this course is for YOU!

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Learn how to fold and create this delightful embellishment that you can use to create an impact in your journal pages as a 'hidden message', to decorate a special journal cover or make a fun greeting card.

Using age-old techniques of Origami folding, you will learn to how to fold paper to create this fascinating embellishment that can contain a 'hidden message' one must open to reveal what's inside.

You will learn the tricks and tips for making what is known as a "floral fold", or "squash fold", and you will learn how to apply this fold for a square or circle shape.

There is a photo gallery of examples for using this fold in various ways for art journals, art books or greeting cards, which will be sure to spark your Creative Instincts!

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This free course contains:

  • List of supplies
  • 5 minutes of video instruction
  • Bonus lesson of the fold made with circle shapes and how to glue into a journal with step-out photos
  • Inspiring gallery of examples for ways to use this fold technique

The origami fold you will learn is often used in book arts to create fascinating folded accordion style books. This course is a great introduction for making Squash Fold Books. You will find some examples of Squash fold books in the gallery.

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This creativity ecourse is designed to awaken and inspire the Creative Instincts for anyone feeling the need to generate some creative play in their lives. This course is designed for all levels of skill, including advanced practitioners of Creative Play.

Register today and commit to connecting to YOUR Creative Instincts!

I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

Your Instructor

Monica - The Creative Book Artist
Monica - The Creative Book Artist

I have always loved books. This love of books began in childhood with reading stories, then it went on to a love of writing and composition, and this love of books has morphed into building books from scratch, whether with traditional book binding skills or making art books with artful or vintage papers.

Traditionally Hand-bound Books made by ME

I learned from a wonderful local teacher about traditional book binding methods, then learned about ART JOURNALS, and the world of Book Arts was opened up to me! The teachers I have learned from include Orly Avineri, DJ Pettitt, Nina Bagley, and Albie Smith, to name just a few...these book and journal artists have inspired me in my journey into Book Arts.

TOP: book made under the guidance of DJ Pettitt; BOTTOM: book made for a monthly book art challenge, using traditional methods in an artful way, with recycled materials

I enjoy sharing my love of books, book binding and art books with others! I hope you enjoy learning about Book Arts with me!

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Thank you for committing to your own Creative Instincts by taking this course with me! I hope I have inspired you to continuw with more Creative Play in your life!

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