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« on: August 02, 2006 11:33:49 PM »

My first thought upon reading about this challenge was...art journal.
I dunno why.

So that's what I did:

Well, tried to do, anyway.

The pages are a piece of sketchbook paper chopped up teeny, the cover is a teeny piece of my hand-painted fabric, and I did a teeny drawing or painting on each and every page.

Technical-ish photos to show size:


(grr, it's been shrunken and distorted)


At it's widest - fully opened - it stays within the 2 inch limit.

Wanna see all the pages? 
(It's a clickable thumbnail that you'll need to zoom in on when you get to it's page.)


There's no rhyme or reason, point or purpose to any of the pages, really.  I just put down whatever happened to be on my mind at the moment...and I was heavily sleep-deprived all throughout June, so be warned.

Sometimes it's an answer to a conversation I was having, sometimes it's a reference to some of my favorite things, sometimes it's a visual representation of my dearest held wish to sleep.

It's random.  And broken.  Welcome to my brain in miniature...

...scared yet?
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006 12:01:43 AM »

I love it~~ I' gonna make a slightly larger size one for all the rando quotes my friends and I tend to say and then become etched into everyone memory....like the time i said " I can't help it I'm a Short Sh*T" .....It wound up on 2 myspaces and a half a dozen facebook walls .!! LOVE YOUR IDEA!! Hope you dont mind if I steal it a bit!
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006 08:06:59 AM »

Nice artwork inside! 
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006 08:12:41 AM »

That is some serious art book.

My book arts professor would love that and I give you an A+!
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006 02:53:20 PM »

I really like it, dearie.  You are a very talented person and that fact shines through the haze of your lack of sleep.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006 07:38:17 PM »

I love those pages!
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006 10:04:53 PM »

Amazing! I'm clicking "this rocks."
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2006 10:16:35 PM »

Wow...I got awesome comments...

As far as the challenge goes it doesn't really stand up to some of the others, but I like it.  And it came out how I pictured it, which is always a pleasant surprise.

Thanks muchly!
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2006 10:37:27 AM »

wow, thats really creative
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2006 02:13:56 PM »

I love all the pages Smiley That's great.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2006 02:29:23 AM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book... This has my vote!!! I adore this book...did I mention that?
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2006 09:24:35 AM »

One of the more wonderful perks of being aliastriona's best friend is that I am often  the receiver of items she created to post on here. 

I'm so loved.   Cheesy

I wanted to mention that as awesome as the journal looks on here, it is 100 times more awesome in person.  The binding is very well done - something that one might not be able to see from the photos - not an easy trick, especially when binding something so teeny...
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2006 12:22:09 PM »

Very very teeny.  Tongue Absolutely adore it.  I just want to know since I am your sister and have been to the house like a dozen + times in June how come I've never seen it?
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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2006 09:34:37 PM »

I love this! You've most deff inspired me. I've never done book binding before. Would you mid posting a minii tut or explaining how? (espesically it being so small)  I was thinking of making one that I could wear around my neck. Like a little book of me, however I'm not sure what will happen when I take a shower.

Any suggestions? Maybe polymer clay pages on small rings? Grrrrrr.

Anyway. Beautiful again and Thank you for being my muse tonight.
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2006 08:31:29 AM »

Great mini-book, aliastriona!!  Love being able to see all the tiny pages in more detail too; that was a good idea. 
Doing those must have been fun... did you have to use any special brushes or other tools or eyeglasses to work really small?

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minii tut or explaining how? (espesically it being so small)  I was thinking of making one that I could wear around my neck. Like a little book of me, however I'm not sure what will happen when I take a shower. Any suggestions? Maybe polymer clay pages on small rings? Grrrrrr.

I can't quite tell how aliastriona bound her pages underneath the cover, but polymer clayers definitely make mini-books (as pendants, etc.) and they use various ways to bind the pages and covers together.  If you'd like to see some of those and get a few lessons that could give you ideas, check this page at my site:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/books.htm

(and p.s., if you use polymer clay and all other materials are also waterproof, there's no reason you'd have to take the mini-book off to shower)

Have fun!

(oh, and if you do ever make a mini-book from polymer clay, we'd love to see it over at the new polymer clay boards:
http://tinyurl.com/6fu2u  &  http://tinyurl.com/pmztt )



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few of my photos
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« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2006 08:50:47 AM »

Great mini-book, aliastriona!!  Love being able to see all the tiny pages in more detail too; that was a good idea. 
Doing those must have been fun... did you have to use any special brushes or other tools or eyeglasses to work really small?

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minii tut or explaining how? (espesically it being so small)  I was thinking of making one that I could wear around my neck. Like a little book of me, however I'm not sure what will happen when I take a shower. Any suggestions? Maybe polymer clay pages on small rings? Grrrrrr.

I can't quite tell how aliastriona bound her pages underneath the cover, but polymer clayers definitely make mini-books (as pendants, etc.) and they use various ways to bind the pages and covers together.  If you'd like to see some of those and get a few lessons that could give you ideas, check this page at my site:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/books.htm

(and p.s., if you use polymer clay and all other materials are also waterproof, there's no reason you'd have to take the mini-book off to shower)

Have fun!

(oh, and if you do ever make a mini-book from polymer clay, we'd love to see it over at the new polymer clay boards:
http://tinyurl.com/6fu2u  &  http://tinyurl.com/pmztt )



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Ah wonderful thank you! I should have went and looked right there in the first place!

I'm going to read up and bit and then give it a try. I'm intrigued by this idea.
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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2006 09:55:08 AM »

Wow, a whole conversation going on while I'm gone...I love the polymer clay idea!

I just kinda made up the binding as I went along, actually.  It's a weird amalgamation of ideas and techniques that I've seen other people do (I want to try coptic stitch but I figure I'm better off learning a new technique on something significantly easier to handle, size-wise).

I like working with little stuff (tiny paintbrushes, really thin knitting needles...I'm a sucker for punishment Cheesy) so the only special tool I had to pick up for this was a permanent pen that could write that small...I have a fine-point Sharpie collection but the ink tends to bleed, oblitering 'e's and such in the process.

Thanks for the compliments everyone Grin  And I don't think I've ever been called a muse before...
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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2006 11:17:16 AM »

Glad to hear some of you might be trying out a polymer mini-book or two... can't wait to see the results!

Btw, I just reorganized that page a bit (and removed some of the dead links  Angry Cry ... too bad, many of them were really good) so you might want to check it again...



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few of my photos
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(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2006 08:45:15 AM »

Wow, a whole conversation going on while I'm gone...I love the polymer clay idea!

I just kinda made up the binding as I went along, actually.  It's a weird amalgamation of ideas and techniques that I've seen other people do (I want to try coptic stitch but I figure I'm better off learning a new technique on something significantly easier to handle, size-wise).

I like working with little stuff (tiny paintbrushes, really thin knitting needles...I'm a sucker for punishment Cheesy) so the only special tool I had to pick up for this was a permanent pen that could write that small...I have a fine-point Sharpie collection but the ink tends to bleed, oblitering 'e's and such in the process.

Thanks for the compliments everyone Grin  And I don't think I've ever been called a muse before...

Haha. Than you'd like the job as a write on rice-er. For an entire summer I earned my money by writing someones name or NAMES on tiny pieces of rice and putting them in bottles for them to wear. Its a popular thing is some new jersey tourist towns.

Thats the smallest writing i've ever done.f
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2006 08:46:32 AM »


Diane B.

Thank you for refreshing the page. Some of the links have already proved helpful.






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« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2006 12:36:13 AM »

Oh wow, I absolutely love this! The little drawings are great and wow, it would have been very fiddly to do. I commend you!
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