Paper Engineering Pop-ups For Dummies by Rob Ives

By Rob Ives

Paper Engineering & Pop-ups For Dummies covers a variety of tasks, from greeting playing cards to freestanding versions. Easy-to-follow, step by step directions and dozens of accompanying diagrams aid readers not just to accomplish the varied initiatives within the booklet, but in addition grasp the abilities essential to observe their very own creativity and create new initiatives, past the book's pages.

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Exploring other sculpture techniques Paper is so versatile! This book introduces just a few of your paper-sculpting options, but don’t let that limit you. Here are a couple other paper sculpture forms you can try: ✓ Bas-relief: Just barely 3D, bas-relief pictures use a little depth and some light and shadow to make a scene. You can create these pictures, as Figure 1-12 shows, by making a sculpted dent in a sheet of paper using a burnishing tool. ✓ The long cut: Some paper artists specialize in making 3D sculptures from a single sheet of paper.

Indd 42 1/16/09 5:17:54 PM Chapter 3: Making Your Paper-Engineering Workshop Work for You 43 ✓ Tweezers: Tweezers are great for those fiddly jobs when you need to hold two pieces of paper together. For example, when you’re gluing two pieces of paper, you can get the glue to set quickly by pinching the two parts together. Often you can just grip the pieces between your finger and thumb, but when that’s not possible, tweezers come in handy. Some tweezers have a ridged surface inside their ends, which can leave marks in the paper.

Stir it all in. When making paper, don’t blend your extras! The blades from the blender chop the interesting bits into fine particles and spoil the effect. 5. Sieve out some pulp onto your mesh frame. Give the pulp a good stir; then scoop out some of the mix with the mesh frame. As you do, the water runs straight through the mesh, leaving a layer of pulp that will become your paper. 6. Flip the pulp out onto a sheet of felt. Place a sheet of felt on your work surface. Turn the mesh so that the pulp falls onto the felt in one flat piece.

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