Sunday, May 19, 2013

Two Open Books

While Sebastian is counting his pennies in hopes of having enough to purchase his very own car, I thought I would post a few quick photos. As you recall, my current project I have tentatively labeled The Book Project.

And I have made a few as you can see below. All of these are closed and I had been thinking perhaps I needed one or two that were open.

For some reason or other, I kept putting it off. It may have been because I wasn’t exactly sure how to go about it. The other day I decided just to dive it and give it a go.

I started by making the covers from chip board. While they are not perfect, I think they will work out okay. The book covers are glued to the chip board.

I planned for the white one to be a butterfly book and the blue one is about giraffes. I meant to take more photos as I went along, but in spite of myself, I really did happily lose myself in this activity.

Each one has different end papers. I chose this floral paper for the giraffe book.

The challenging part was the open pages and getting them to look like a regular sized open book. While these are not bound and stitched like a real book, I hope I mimicked the effect well enough. Each page had to be glued in place. I know what you are thinking. Who in their right mind would spend a whole afternoon doing such a thing? Uh, that would be me.

That’s not the end of these little open books but that’s all I have right now. The rest of this project should come together fairly soon, but then I’ve thought that for quite a while now.

Thanks for reading – really. I mean it. Thanks.

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14 comments:

  1. Well done Ginger! That looks like very fiddly, intricate work.

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    1. Thank you Lynda! I appreciate it.

      ~ginger

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  2. creo que has hecho un buen trabajo con estos libros , se ven muy bien
    espero que Sebastian encuentre suficiente dinero para el coche

    besitos

    Mari

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    1. Hi Mari,

      Thank you very much! I think Sebastian will be able to find enough money - he's been very careful about his spending!

      ~ginger

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  3. I'm really loving these little books!!!

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    1. Hi Heather,

      I'm very glad you like them! Thank you!

      ~ginger

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  4. Those books are definitely works of art! I am amazed by those tiny pages. Love the floral paper on the giraffe book! :)

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    1. Hi K. Joy,

      Oh, you are too kind! Thank you for your enthusiasm. I've had that paper for a while and only needed a tiny bit for this project but was glad to have a reason to use some of it anyway.

      ~ginger

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  5. Ginger these little books are amazing and I can see why they would take a whole afternoon to make. If I were making one it would take ma at least two afternoons and it wouldn't look as nice.

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    1. Hi maddyrose,

      Thank you so much! Yeah, I was sort of surprised when I looked at the clock and it was all I had managed to accomplish! You are sweet.

      ~ginger

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  6. LT says these look fab, we say 'Where's Pooh and Paddington?!'. Oh, and tell Sebastian that we were fishing down the back of the sofa and we found 3p which is, like... hand on a minute, LT how much is that with the current change rate thingy? Oh, she says it's like 4 1/2 cents, so anyway, he can have that towards his car fund...

    Jack & The Clan

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    1. Hi Jack & The Clan,

      Please tell LT thank you from me. Pooh and Paddington are in that stack of tiny books . . . somewhere. And I'm sure Sebastian is grateful for your generous donation. He told me to tell you that you must come for a visit so he can give you a ride in his new car - once he gets it of course. You guys are so sweet. You can remind LT of that in times of trouble and say I said so. :)

      ~ginger

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  7. As always, love those little books. I'm thinking when I grow a little older, I'll have a chance to make my own little books. :)

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    1. Hi Val,

      I'm glad you like them! And if you do grow a little older and make some of your own, you might find, like me, it's hard to quit.

      :D
      ~ginger

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