The making of a pop up book

Fold, Pull, Pop and Turn – Smithsonian Video by Sean McGee steps through the process of designing and making a popup book from concept to production. It is possibly one of the most interesting videos I have found on YouTube on a topic that has always interested me. 

Chuck Fischer and Bruce Foster not only describe the design process, but this video also highlights the collaborative process that one of these books involve. 

Sites worth bookmarking: Scanned Images, Engravings and Pictures From Old Books

screenshot of websiteScanned Images, Engravings and Pictures From Old Books is a site that will be of interest to those who are interested in the book and paper arts or do mixed media collage pieces. There is also loads of design inspiration.

The site houses over 2,630 high-resolution free images which have been scanned from old and rare books. Images are tagged and described well so it makes for interesting browsing.

Scanned Images, Engravings and Pictures From Old Books is definitely worth browsing and bookmarking so make a cuppa and take a look there are some real gems there.


Make a maze book

screen shot of siteI stumbled across this tutorial on How to Make a Maze book written by Jaine Drake of Making Mini Scrap books. If you look at the way the book is constructed the pages have little pockets in them. I thought they would be great to hold ATCs!

Just a thought … check it out and see what I mean and while you are there don’t miss the numerous paper craft tutorials in her side bar.