Origami-fy your Page Corner
Don't just "dog-ear" your page corner, use origami to make the page corners beautiful and distinctive. Here are a couple of ideas:
|Recessed Corner: simple and easy to do.|
- fold back to form a triangular flap behind,
- fold the flap forward again with a slight recess.
Variations include folding the tip of the recessed corner behind (middle), or forward (right).
|Squashed Rabbit-Ear Corner: this fold is slightly more complex but looks fabulous. |
- fold the corner forward to form a triangular flap,
- make a rabbit-ear fold,
- lift and squash the smaller flap to form a kite shape.
Variations include folding the "kite" in half and flaring the two halves (middle); or fold the entire rabbit-ear back and then turn the page over (right).
|Pleated Corner: add pizzaz by pleating the corner in an accordion (fan) manner. You can leave the pleats in a stack (left), or splay them out forming ripples (right).|
|Wedge-Pleated Corner: similar to above except that the pleats are not parallel to one another. Here, the pleats are folded so they radiate from one point. The wedge-shaped pleats can be stacked (left), relaxed (middle), or splayed out like rays from the sun (right).|
|Butterfly Corner: If you don't mind cutting or ripping your corner slightly, then this easy butterfly makes a beautiful corner! To make it, |
- fold the corner of a page forward to form a triangular flap,
- cut a slit down the middle of the folded triangle,
- fold the cut edges back to form the lower wings.
Variations include folding wide or narrow wings.