So this is what I came up with...
Fun, right? It's "folded book art." I ordered the patterns from FoldedBookArt. Actually, the heart is a 99 cent try-out pattern from the same company on Etsy. It gives you an idea of the craft. Once I made the heart, I thought I'd give the buddha a try.
The pattern is specially populated with page numbers depending on the length of the book you have, so that the design falls in the center of the spread of pages. Here I'm following the pattern from my iPad, measuring and marking each page for the folds. (A bit tedious.)
Since this was an anniversary gift, I wanted to books to relate to marriage in some way. Here's what I found at the Goodwill.
Jeff has a small collection of buddhas lined up on the ledge of the shower in our bathroom.
Is it a little tough to identify?
The pattern was probably loosely based on a silhouette like this one. Can you see it now? Kinda?