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Project 1: Exercise 5 – Basic crumpling

Introduction This exercise uses crumpling paper to give it stretch and flexibility as well as creating added texture. i) Crumpling – Brown paper wrap For this exercise the nearest I could find to the paper suggested was a lightweight glossy brown paper. ii) Single rib – Brown paper Scrumpled paper with a single rib, rather […]

Project 1: Exercise 3 – Knife and box pl

Introduction This exercise calls for the exploration of a different kind of pleats, box and knife pleats. Unlike accordion pleats, box pleats form “u”, “m” and “n” shapes when viewed from the end rather than the lopsided “V” shapes of the accordion pleat (I say lopsided because the sides of the “V” are unequal). Knife, […]

Project 1: Exercise 2 – Rotational accor

Introduction This exercise calls for developing texture based around rotational accordion pleats (akin to fan shapes). i) Working with A4 paper My first samples for this exercise were with A4 printer paper as previously in Exercise 1. Thoughts and conclusions The light and shade created by these folds is fascinating. The shapes remind me of […]