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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Handmade Skull Journal on: May 24, 2009 12:47:40 AM
This is my second bookbinding effort, and this post includes images of the book in various stages of construction, but firstly the final results:







I used the book More making Books by Hand by Donna and Peter Thomas as a guide to the basic construction. Ok, so now some of the different stages and components of my book, to give you and idea how it was created:

Text block: 6 signatures, 192 blank pages.


Hand sewn headband


Cross stitch skull for cover:


Nearly there:


Spine covers attached:


Hope you guys like:)  for a few more pics check out:
http://richmadethis.wordpress.com/2009/05/24/skull-journal/
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: elephanties! on: May 07, 2009 09:39:58 PM
Very sweet!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: First bookbinding effort on: April 25, 2009 12:39:28 AM
Thank you guys for the feedback, it is really cool to hear what you think. I have just finished making my second book, which I think it is a big improvement, so I will post that soon.
Rich:)
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / First bookbinding effort on: April 20, 2009 02:32:55 AM

I have worked at the National Library of New Zealand for nearly three years, and I it is rubbing off on me. A part of my job includes mending books from the general lending collections, and through this I have become more familiar with the construction of books.

I decided it would be good to make a book at home, and this my first attempt. I used two tutorials to work from: the book, The Crafter Culture Handbook by Amy Spencer which helped with the stitching and a video tutorial on Youtube which I cant find at the moment (there is so many about bookbinding there).


It is made up of four signatures of four leaves, of nice textured paper, so it will make a great sketchbook/travel book as it is A6. I actually used material from a pair of trousers to cover the boards. The corners and spine have been covered in binding tape stuff to hopefully make it more durable. I had an old bat stencil, and that ended up working well for the cover.


What do you guys think?
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: New Zealand Story Kiwi - Cross stitch on: July 01, 2008 01:21:04 AM
yeah that is pretty true, and Kiwis look pretty different to chickens. Thanks for the feedback:)
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: X-stitched Mario Bros 3 map on: June 28, 2008 09:54:26 PM
This project rules - I think you may have inspired me to do a full screen, in-game cross stitch - but i'm too afraid of starting one!!

Great work.

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / New Zealand Story Kiwi - Cross stitch on: June 28, 2008 09:40:22 PM
Ok, so I'm no Cross Stitch NinjaSmiley  but I love retro game designs, and me being a New Zealander who was pretty excited to play game called 'New Zealand Story' as a young kid (even if it is pretty stretched in it's interpretation of New Zealand), I decided to cross stitch Tiki the kiwi. Hope you like:)



For a look at the game history etc:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Zealand_Story

http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8859

http://www.mobygames.com/game/new-zealand-story
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Lost Highway stenciled T on: May 04, 2008 01:42:26 PM
Thanks for the good feedback:)
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Lost Highway stenciled T on: May 04, 2008 02:12:10 AM
I'm a big film geek, and thought I would make a stencil for the Lost Highway film, by David Lynch. Put together from two promotional images, and filtered in Photoshop. It took a long time to cut out, a painfully long time, but the end result is pretty cool...

This:


+ this


=



Sorry the photos are pretty bad, just using a video camera.
Thanks for looking,
Rich
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Robot and others polymer clay brooches on: February 11, 2008 11:26:19 PM
He is not cute, he is evil, I tell you!! or maybe he uses his cuteness to lure unwilling victims:)
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