Here is the paper screen/ shoji screen project I learned during Helen Hiebert’s “Paper in 3D” class at Sitka.
Each panel is 6″ wide by 12″ tall and created using balsa wood.
Cutting lace paper to cover one side of project.
Gluing down paper.
Front and back covered in Thai paper. Next step is hinges.
I started on the green side and attached paper hinges. Notice how it alternates sides.
Flipping over the panels and getting ready to attach hinges to opposite side.
Close up of hinge. If I had used contrasting colors it would have shown up more clearly.
Green side of screen.
I feel like I have a long way to go before feeling comfortable with this new technique. Getting the balsa wood to fit perfectly is challenging. Using a small miter box with a fine saw blade helped enormously. One can always shave off more wood using an x-acto blade for a better joint.