A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 299,130
Currently Running With Scissors:
597 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Images
Pages: [1]
1  Self-Published Book in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Samanpka on: October 06, 2009 11:21:38 AM
I've just finished my hand-bound, self-published book, after many arduous days and hours. I wrote an essay of appx. 14,000 words over the summer and wanted to print it into book form for the novelty factor. For the page formatting and printing, I used this tutorial: http://forum.threadbanger.com/showthread.php?t=7140
The tutorial was immensely helpful, indispensable even, but the text formatting still took me much longer than the rest of the project (except for the research and writing of course). I was going to make a hardback cover out of illustration board covered with fake leather, but hunting down the materials was too much of a pain in my small town. I ended up buying an A6 notebook, cutting out the paper, painting the cover, and binding my pages inside of it. I used acrylic paint for the cover, which I don't recommend because it has a tacky feel to it even though it has dried completely. Next time I will try covering a similar A6 notebook with paper or thin fabric.



Marbled endpapers:


Sample chapter heading:


Thanks for looking! There are more pictures on my blog post: http://samanpka.blogspot.com/2009/10/i-wrote-book.html
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
2  Travel Scrapbook in Progress (updated with many pictures) in Scrapbooking: Completed Projects by Samanpka on: August 04, 2009 07:14:04 PM
Hi, I just thought I'd share some images of my travel scrapbook, which is in the early stages of development. I haven't made a scrapbook since my pre-teen days, so any tips would be appreciated. I intend to write a lot on most of these pages, which explains the many blank spaces!

Front Cover:


Silly title page:


The next two pages face one another, pictures from the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum:



Background for pictures of the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland:


The next pages are all from Berlin, and the first two face each other:




So far my only page for Munich:


Sets of facing pages for Florence - the colours are all wrong, really the orange should be yellow and the grey/green on the later 2 pages should be blue:




The picture of the Ponte Vecchio bridge was adapted from something I found online, but unfortunately I forget the website.

So far my only page for Rome:

I printed the background off of http://www.scrapbookscrapbook.com/travel-italy.html which contains lots of useful images, although the European travel images were the only ones I really liked.

Houses in Amsterdam made out of cut paper. The cardstock is slightly bowed in this picture, but will look better once it's flattened against the page I hope.


Cut paper images of an oil lamp and nargile, to be used with pictures from Istanbul:


Thanks for looking!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Apply a Twist Effect in Paint.NET
How to Apply Auto Levels to an Image in Photoshop CS3
How to Apply Eye Shadow and Eyeliner in Photoshop CS3
How to Apply Lipstick in Photoshop CS3
How to Change a Color in an Image With the Fill Command in Photoshop CS3
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Mini Book Jewelry
Handmade Gift Ideas: Bunny Travel Pillow
Tute Tuesday: Cross Stitched Sewing Box

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.