Folded Book Buck – Springbok Trophy

Folded Book Buck – Springbok Trophy

Recently we completed a commission to create a Folded Book Buck Trophy!   You may have seen that years ago I had made a quick prototype.  Consequently I found the prospect of fine-tuning the design quite exciting.  We created a fair size herd.!  As a result a Freshly...

Print Proteas – Deconstructed Book Art

Print Proteas – Deconstructed Book Art

Years ago, we started out making our proteas as a form of deconstructed book art.  What a delight to make a new batch again  Our design has been refined and created out of many different papers over the years.  This batch is on its way to a special YPO...

Book Paper Tree – Decorated with Pressed Garden Leaves

Book Paper Tree – Decorated with Pressed Garden Leaves

A simple book paper tree, with a low impact on the budget and the environment.  This genus is easy on the eye, and is recreated from 3 recycled books - (which originally came from trees themselves). This one has been decorated with pressed leaves from my garden.  The...

Book Print Roses

Book Print Roses

We've been making these for years, but a fresh batch still fills us with delight. Pictured here against an unplastered feature wall in our new home. These are a few of the historical Freshly Found Roses... See more of our paper floral design projects...

Paper Apples – handcrafted from books

Paper Apples – handcrafted from books

We are keen to explore new directions in our paper work for clients, and were delighted to make up some paper apple prototypes from recycled books.  The apple shape, is a bit like the heart shape - familiar, simple and pleasing with soft curves. We were very happy...

Crafted Book Art Vase

Crafted Book Art Vase

This week, I am going to show you how to fashion a vase - not from clay, but from a book!  A bibliographic vessel - A Crafted Book Art Vase! It's a fairly quick to make, and quite attractive.  Good for storing water-less flora like dried grasses and flowers.   These...

Book Art Logs – Fireplace Decor

Book Art Logs – Fireplace Decor

The story of of our Book Art Logs - The phrases: 'Book Folding' and 'Folded Books' are right up there in the top 10 search keywords that bring people to the Freshly Found blog. We have done a fair bit of book work over the years at Freshly Found. With life being...

Heart Bunting Book Paper

Freshly Found cut-out and ink-coloured hearts on book paper bunting at the Amazing Alternate Wedding Fair in Durban this weekend.   Visit the Fair between 9 and 3 on Sunday at Upstairs, 202A Florida Road, Durban.  If you would like to make these up yourself - This is...

Concertina Shells…

Concertina Shells…

These are the interesting leftovers from an enormous project we have just completed. Christy, Sandile, Hlengiwe and myself have sourced, sliced, folded and strung together hundreds of folded books for the Shaw Sisters, who are supplying a nation-wide chain store in...

Folded Book Shelving – Decor Storage

Folded Book Shelving – Decor Storage

Barrel Roll Folded books stacked into shelving.  The print stripes and gentle folds form a pleasing rhythmic backdrop to some quirky collectibles.Folded Book Shelving The delicate book rolls are surprisingly stable and can be stacked in many combinations.  Here we...

Book Fold Tutorial – Basic Barrel Roll

Book Fold Tutorial – Basic Barrel Roll

In response to loads of interest, we will be posting some tutorials on the art of book folding or Bibliogami.  It has become a very popular craft and Freshly Found has been folding books for years.  We are in the middle of an enormous order right now, so...

Book Paper Trophy

Book Paper Trophy

I have been focusing largely on paper art and craft lately  There are some gorgeous goodies in production at the moment.  I am loving the challenge of seeing just how much can be done, with vintage book paper in particular. Last week I received an enquiry about a...

Paper Bird Houses

Paper Bird Houses

 Paper bird houses - made from 21 identical sheets of vintage book paper. Love the way this retro exercise book translates into Toile-de-Jouy-like houses. They were launched at the i♥market this past Saturday. [Botanical book houses and 101 Dalmatian ones too!]...

Book Print Art – My Bags are Packed –

Book Print Art – My Bags are Packed –

An interpretation of a vintage drawing I loved, done with book paper.   It's apt to show it to you today, because this weekend we fly off to Israel and then to the UK.  So my bag is packed and I have only 1 very last minute paper flower order to...

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