Pop-Up Explosion Books & Structures





Instructor: Marilyn Stablein
Skill Level: All levels
Materials Fee: $20.00
Length of workshop: 1 day

Date: Friday, June 28, 2019



Workshop description:

Pop-up book pages appear to leap or pop out of a book as viewers unfold, open, and turn them. Three-dimensional sculptural books never fail to surprise and amaze viewers and are fun to make and add to your art portfolio. Students will learn three fun versions of pop-up books and a bonus pop-up structure. They will use a combination of origami folds, accordion book folds, and decorative hand-cut edge work to apply to layered, nested and pop-out structures. Students will make three finished variations of the Explosion book that are unique artist books. Book #1 is a Nested Collapsing Explosion book which has
 eight interactive fold-out pages with optional decorative cut edges. Paper band closure. Book #2 is a Pop-Up Explosion Book with two facing folded pop-ups enclosed in a wrap-around accordion cover. Paper band closure. Book # 3 is a Grand Exploding 3-D Pop-out Book in a self-contained box with a lid. Four to eight mini-pockets for inserts or art will be attached to four or more of the eight walls. This is a unique design inspired by a Victorian sewing box. There will be time to add decorative elements so bring any paste papers, collage scraps, clippings, photos, personal memorabilia, favorite quotes, excerpts from travel or nature journals, diaries, letters and decorative papers you may have as well as art scraps and paper samples from other workshops. The skills you learn will be useful in many other creative projects such as making amazing greeting cards and adding exciting elements to artist journal pages. You can also leave the books blank for future projects or to give as gifts.

Materials/equipment to be supplied by students:
glue stick
PVA liquid glue with a spout
bone folder
paper towels

decorative, shiny, glittery papers
rubber stamps
craft knife and cutting board useful but not necessary

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
paper for 3 books
some embellishments
collage papers
antique map and book pages
an array of paper ephemera and imagery
decorative rubber stamps
some ink pads and markers will be available to share

Prerequisite experience/skills needed for this class:
How to fold paper using a bone folder and assemble signatures