Cut and Fold Paper Textures

Techniques for Surface Design



ISBN: 9781780678610 Category:

Paul Jackson


This book will show you inspirational ways in which paper can be used to create textured and relief surfaces. These techniques are mostly intuitive and easy to make, requiring no origami or paper engineering knowledge.

There are 12 different techniques: Twisting narrow strips to make ‘paper string’, Weaving strips, Layering, Coiling, Tearing, Bending, Incising and Lifting, Crumpling, Pleating, Cutting Pleats, Stippling and using Translucent Surfaces. Each is beautifully illustrated with creative examples, first made in white paper and then in papers of different colours, weights and textures. Finally, inspirational photographs show the techniques applied by designers to clothing, furniture, jewellery and homewares, as well as artworks.

These techniques could be used by professional designers, design students in disciplines from textiles to interior design and anyone with an interest in paper craft.

Additional information

Weight 492 g
Dimensions 19.2 x 25.5 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 January 2017
Number of pages 128
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 19.2 x 25.5 cm
Weight 492 g


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Paul Jackson is the author of more than 30 books on paper arts and crafts. He has taught the techniques of folding on more than 150 university-level design courses in the UK, Germany, Belgium, the US, Canada and Israel. These include courses of Architecture, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Jewellery, Product Design, Packaging, Ceramics, Industrial Design, Fine Art, Basic Design and Interior Design.