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« on: December 29, 2006 12:37:41 AM »

I went on a book making binge this Christmas -- I needed relatively quick gifts, and I wanted to get some practice in.

Small concertina photo albums that can hold about eight 4"x6" photos -- these can be carried around as a book, but they also stand upright when opened out, so the photos can be displayed.  The cover papers from these two were old linocut prints on cartridge paper (I screenprinted the bird on the first one), and I also made one with chiyogami cherry blossom paper.





This is similar, but is smaller and in notebook version... I made two of these for my nephews, and screenprinted some animal illustrations on the inside covers.



Another notebook, with sewn signatures instead of a concertina layout, covered with chiyogami paper:



And finally, a large Chicago-screw-bound photo album for my mother-in-common-law, covered with cherry blossom chiyogami paper.  Her sister is dying from a rapidly degenerative form of motor neurone disease, so we wanted to give her something special.  My partner took really nice photos of everyone in the family, and we put them all in the album.


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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006 12:58:26 AM »

Ooooo, those are very nice and professional looking.  I love the cover designs.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2006 01:35:29 AM »

i love them all! the first three are my favorite. the designs are amazing. amazing job.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2006 05:14:04 AM »

Thanks. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2006 07:47:12 AM »

Wow!  Those are fantastic!  I really need to learn how to bind... every time I see a journal here I want to make one!  I'm all about folding, though.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2006 09:37:04 AM »

the covers and designs are amazing, I especially love the last two books, the cover on the last is my fave Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2006 12:27:42 PM »

Those all look beatiful - the last two are amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2006 08:51:08 PM »

Wow.. your card looks very pro.. very nice..
and i love your book too, looks so neat..
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2006 01:01:18 AM »

Your books look fantastic. The last photo album is especially lovely. I love the Cherry blossom paper. Looks very classy.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2006 05:28:37 PM »

Those are gorgeous! I do love the last one too with the paper you used.  Grin
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