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Interactive Pop-up Books: Create a Paper World

A course by Silvia Hijano Coullaut , Editorial Designer

Editorial Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined September 2019

Bring to life an editorial project that immerses young readers by learning to create a botanical world that goes beyond paper

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 97% positive reviews (301)
  • 13578 students

Bring to life an editorial project that immerses young readers by learning to create a botanical world that goes beyond paper

Many stories refuse to be held captive by their pages, but when it comes to Silvia Hijano's editorial projects, they literally jump right out at you! As founder of the Libracos studio, her speciality is creating paper worlds using a combination of three-dimensional techniques and traditional binding.

In this course, Silvia breaks down the creative process of her craft step by step, showing you how to compose an interactive pop-up book that springs to life with the help of the reader. If you're left wanting more, be sure to check out her other courses: Pop-Up Book CreationPop-Up Book Creation[/url] and Advanced Techniques for Creating Pop-Up Books.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 28 downloads

Materials and Tools
3 minutes, 14 seconds
Transformation Effect 1
11 minutes, 51 seconds
Visual Effect
18 minutes, 42 seconds
Structural Effect
10 minutes, 19 seconds
2 minutes, 5 seconds
Page 1: Look
19 minutes, 32 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 97% positive reviews (301)
  • 13578 students
  • 21 lessons (4h 36m)
  • 28 additional resources (16 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Make a paper botanical world from natural materials, drawing inspiration from shapes found in nature.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

All creatives who would like to learn a new craft in order to present projects to clients, or for their portfolio. Also, students who've taken Silvia Hijano's previous courses on pop-up books and would like to learn more.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required for this course, just some dexterity and the desire to be amazed!

The materials for this course include a bone folder, an embossing stylus, a craft knife, double-sided tape, card, bookbinding thread (linen or long-staple cotton), and bookbinding glue.


13578 Students
301 Reviews
97% Positive ratings
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Silvia Hijano Coullaut

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Editorial Designer

Libracos is a design and production company founded by Silvia Hijano Coullaut that has been turning people's ideas into reality since 2008. Her work is the definition of artisanal, making her workshop a bridge between past and present where century-old techniques are combined with cutting-edge approaches to achieve a wide variety of books in almost any finish.

They've worked with publishing houses, film production companies, and design students, among others, as well as created their own products, each one brimming with imagination.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2


    • Materials and Tools
    • Transformation Effect 1
    • Transformation Effect 2
    • Visual Effect
    • Structural Effect
  • U3

    Observe, Connect and Create

    • Inspiration
    • Page 1: Look
    • Page 2: Sensitivity 1
    • Page 2: Sensitivity 2
    • Page 3: Communication 1
    • Page 3: Communication 2
    • Page 3: Communication 3
    • Page 4: The Dream of Plants 1
    • Page 4: The Dream of Plants 2
    • Page 5: melody of light 1
    • Page 5: Melody of Light 2
  • U4

    The Union of Everything

    • Assembly
    • Binding 1
    • Binding 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Interactive pop-up books: create paper worlds

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Interactive Pop-up Books: Create a Paper World. Craft course by Silvia Hijano Coullaut Best seller

Interactive Pop-up Books: Create a Paper World

A course by Silvia Hijano Coullaut
Editorial Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined September 2019
  • 97% positive reviews (301)
  • 13578 students