Paper heart

Do you want to learn how to fold a paper heart? Stick one on the corner of a card for portable love or use it as a book mark. Artist Rachel Hazell shows us how to do this. ‘Make a quick origami heart to share some paper love.’

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All you need patterned paper and scissors, that’s all!

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Divide page into three strips.

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Fold each strip in half lengthways.

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Pinch the strip in half to mark the middle.

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With the creased edge closest to you, fold one side up ninety degrees.

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Then fold up the other side to meet in the middle.

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Flip over and fold the tops down a third.

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Finally fold in tiny triangles to shape your heart.

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Experiment with proportions, try different papers en make different sizes – as long as the width is roughly half the height.

We’d love to see what you create on instagram at #flow_magazine and #paperhazell

Are you a fan of paper, beautiful letters, small folding projects and bookbinding? Then we recommend you take a look at the work of bookbinder Rachel Hazell from Edinburgh. In the Dutch edition of Flow (issue 7, which will be available online as of October 14), we talk about her paper art and her Paper in Paris workshop, which she will be holding in the French capital this fall. As that’s still a while away, you can (fortunately) already marvel at her beautiful creations on PinterestInstagram or in the online galleries of her website.

Rachel Hazell gives workshops all around the world, from Venice to Antarctica. Her five-week e-course PaperLove starts on October 5 and each week has its own theme: paper, collage, words, books and mail. The e-course gives step-by-step instructions for more than 20 paper projects, including folding and bookbinding. Visit Rachel’s website for more information and to register for the PaperLove e-course.