"In The Rose Bush" book alteration. Branches and leaves have been carved through the pages with two roses and a bird popping out of the book. The petals on the roses and feathers on the bird are individually cut.
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A ship is fighting treacherous waters! The pages of Clifford Dowdey's 1944 novel "Tidewater", have created an angry sea. A beautiful ship, complete with helm, three masts and two cannons, is bravely sailing it's way through. A perfect gift for the book lover or nautical enthusiast!
Beautiful flowers rest on top of this alteration. Each flower is handmade. Each variety of flower is made from the pages of a different book, giving every variety a slightly different color from the next. There are two dozen flowers total.
On display at Dancing Tree Creations, Boyertown, PA
A castle rises out of the pages of this book sculpture. Complete with turrets, gate house, keep and buildings within the castle gates, this sculpture is fit for any royal family. The book used is "The Kingdom Within".
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Not modeled from any castle in particular, just my favorite parts of photos I searched. I'm 99% certain this book has nothing at all to do with a castle, but I read the title and ran with the first idea that came to me.
Started: April 20, 2012 Finished: April 22, 2012 Pieces: 1299 Time spent: about 20 hours + several hours for the glue to dry...
I did not design this origami, nor can I take all the credit for it. I got the instructions from this website: [link] I did a few changes to the original design, mainly on the neck. I wasn't that fond of the thick neck so I made it thinner.
This is the second most frustrating 3D origami creation I've made. It took forever, and thanks to the fact I don't have a hot glue gun, it took forever to actually glue the tail together with the body. And yes, the use of glue is actually required with this model. I was overall worried from the start that this wouldn't come together. The dark green paper I used as the base is really really REALLY thin, half thinner than the rest of the papers, and I was sure the whole model would collapse as soon as I got it together.
I'm still waiting for the glue to fully dry before I can finish this piece. It still needs a "nest" or a pedestal for it to stand. As seen in the picture, the body is higher than the lowest parts of the tail. But I'll get to that later. Right now I just wanted a picture in case the whole thing fell apart after all. The tail is extremely fragile because of the thin paper...
3D origami is basically folding small pieces of paper into triangles that fit together to form this rather strong structure. If you're interested, I suggest you find some beginners tutorials on Youtube. Trust me, there's a lot of them!
These are more shots of my 1850s "box" project on Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
I handmade the box (cut and glued the chipboard together then covered it with book cloth, mi tientes paper that I stained w/coffee, watercolor paper that I painted w/Windsor & Newton watercolors and then sprinkled with sea salt for textural effects, and lastly a vintage world map I got at Art Supply Warehouse.)
The shadowbox illustration is all my own original artwork created with watercolor, micron pen, embroidery floss, transparent jewelry cord, tape, glue, puffy stickers, and a mini ship that I hand carved from cork, painted, etc. (I have a separate deviation for it here: [link])
Omg what an endeavor this project was. Hours beyond hours in creating it, luckily we were given 2 months from start to finish. My teacher was very pleased and gave me an A. I am super uber proud of it, as well.
Link to my portrait of Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick: [link]