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Archive for June, 2007

Mobius

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Mobius, originally uploaded by HisCheapMoves.

Paper: Unknown 24lb. Flyer Paper (about 20″ x 8.5″)

A classic — the hard part is finding one-sided paper [rimshot].

This one is a bit old and battered. I folded the corrugations onto a couple different sheets of paper, then cut them into strips and reassembled them with some tape. The loop was made while the paper was flat, then the corrugations were put back in. It’s a bit tricky, especially at first.

Interlocking Concertina Towers

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Interlocking Concertina Towers, originally uploaded by HisCheapMoves.

Paper: Some dark-red metallic band bio (8.5″ x 11″)

When compressed, the profile looks like an exaggerated ‘S’. As it expands, the curves contract, eventually making a full circle. They interlock well.

This particular paper was colored the same on both sides; if I use something colored on one side only, each tower will be a different color.