Paper Sculpture: Fluid Forms

Have you marveled at curved paper sculptures and wondered how on earth a flat sheet of paper is transformed into something so elegant? Thanks to artist and designer Richard Sweeney's how-to book, Paper Sculpture: Fluid Forms, you can learn the secrets!

 

cover of Paper Sculpture: Fluid Forms book shows pleated and curved paper model

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Originally published by Gingko Press in 2016, the book is newly rereleased by Schiffer Publishing. It contains new images and information, as well as a new cover. Take a peek inside the book on the Schiffer website.
 
 white folded and curved paper sculpture model 
 
Via the press release: "Simple, clear instructions and diagrams teach the building blocks: curved folding (symmetrical curves, circular folding), curved pleating (parallel pleat, reflection pleat, S curve, radiating pleat, crescent pleat), wet folding, faceted pleating (twist, herringbone), and modular forms (curved module, shell module, pleat module)."
 
creased and curved 3D white paper sculpture ball-like model 
 
This is a 128-page softcover book containing four hundred color and black/white images.
 
four identical creased and curved white 3D paper models

 

And now a US and Canada giveaway! [ENDED] To enter to win a copy of Paper Sculpture: Fluid Forms, post a comment below through Saturday, October 30.

 

creased and curved 3D white paper sculpture model

Because I will be unable to see the email address you type in at first on the comment form, you will need to include your email address within your actual comment so I can notify you if you win. If spam is a concern, type it this way: janedoe at gmail dot com

 

circular creased and curved 3D white paper sculpture


Two chances to win: An identical giveaway is underway on Instagram. [ENDED] You may enter both places to double your chances, but may only win once.

 

circular white creased and curved paper sculpture

Winners will be chosen via a random number generator - one from blog entries and one from Instagram entries - notified, and announced at the bottom of this post and on the Instagram post on Sunday, October 31, 2021.

 

Paper Sculpture: Fluid Forms can be purchased directly from Schiffer Publishing and Amazon

 

Congratulations to the winner, Jillybean!

 

This giveaway is sponsored by Schiffer Publishing.

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  1. I would love to be the proud owner of this book :)
    Thank you for giving us an extra chance.
    rebelo.mj@gmail.com

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  2. Wow, those sculptures are amazing! My fingers are crossed...
    mrsdog at hotmail dot com

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  3. Some of those look like you need a super computer to design.
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    1. Hello Josh, no super-computers were required to design the modular pieces, just paper, basic drawing equipment and a bit of trial and error. I do transfer the 2D layouts to computer for final refinement, which requires some basic vector software such as Inkscape, but for design development I prefer manual drafting, it's more immediate. Basic shapes, especially triangles have a habit of naturally joining together into interesting formations that appear very complex, but actually have a very simple foundation, it's just a case of playing and seeing what happens.

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  4. I would just love love love this book. Please? sales at antdesigngifts dot co dot uk

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  5. Book looks beautiful! Would love to enter the givaway. Ayeda.ayed at gmail dot com

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  6. Would love to be considered for this..🤞🏽

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  7. This would be awesome to win! Those forms are gorgeous. My email is yarrowpyxie at gmail dot com.

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  8. What an awesome artist! Thanks for sharing him here. And thanks for a chance to win this book. As always, I love your blog. You find the most amazing paper artist.
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  9. Ooh - I would love to have this book to give to my daughter!
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  10. It's amazing to see the types of art that can be created with paper.
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  11. These look amazing! Thanks for the chance to win! Janine.rudnick@gmail.com.

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  12. I am intrigued by these beautiful white folds and shapes. creative.i at verizon dot net

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  13. It would be awesome to learn how to do this. Thanks for a chance to win. icinganne@yahoo.com

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  14. What a fantastic book, and Schiffer books are beautiful in themselves! slkunze@gmail.com

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  15. This is so exciting! Thank you for the opportunity to expand my paper addiction experiences!
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  16. Me parece muy interesante
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  17. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!
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  18. I would love to add Paper Sculpture: Fluid Forms to my library! I love manipulating paper and this book looks like it's filled with beautiful prijects. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  19. I would love to see more of this book! Pictures are beautiful.



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  20. This book looks fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!
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  21. What a fabulous opportunity to own this book! My fingers are crossed for it to end up in my hands. Allison underscore Roberge at hot mail dot com.

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  22. Wow! Beautiful creativity! I would love to own this book!

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  23. Those sculptures are beautiful! Please count me in for the drawing. Jholdern at gmail dot com

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  24. Having a chance to win this book is a dream come true! I normally can't afford such extravagant items, living on a budget now that I'm old & gray. Diannemu22@hotmail.com would love to win this item!! Beautiful work and lovely ideas.

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  25. I have done some paper sculpting in the past, but after seeing these examples I don’t even call it that. What an awesome paper art. Of course I would love to win this book, but if not I will put it on my Christmas wish list. Thank you for a chance to win, and thank you for showing us this book.
    anneke dot schep 65 at gmail dot com

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  26. I’d love to own this beautiful book!
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  27. I find folding one piece of paper into a paper sculpture fascinating! I would love to win this book for instruction and inspiration! donnabridy@aol.com Pick me! Pick me!

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  28. Wonderful book--and thank you for the giveaway! cervidae at hotmail dot com

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  29. I would love to have this. Please dm me if I am that lucky😃

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  30. Such beautiful sculptures! What a great way to up my paper game. Thanks for the chance at winning this beautiful book.
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