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Flip Macoy
« on: September 12, 2007 11:32:28 PM »

I just finished making this leather book cover for a friend's birthday. She loves Harry Potter so I was inspired by the Monster Book of Monsters.

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The leather is doubled and when I glued the layers together I scrunched up the top forehead area for dimension. The eyes I did by first taking a tiny triangle of scrap leather and rolling it up with double sided tape into a sort of cone. Then I hot glued the googly eyes to the flat bottom of the cone. Then I cut slits where I wanted the eyes to go and tucked the eyes in cone side first, securing it with leather glue.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007 05:38:20 AM »

excellent work! very creative...i want one!!! Cheesy
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Alli_Lucy
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007 02:11:12 PM »

That is awesome!  I think this is my favorite version of the monster book I've seen so far.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007 02:14:47 PM »

That's really cool. I have been interested in doing book covers for a long time but haven't sat down to do it. Thank you for the inspiration! No worries though I don't like to COPY people's work. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007 09:40:12 PM »

That has got to be the cutest book cover ever!!! I read how you did they eyes before looking at the picture and I was like... wha?Huh And then I saw it and was still wha?!?!? LOL! Your talent surpasses mine!
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Flip Macoy
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007 08:01:39 PM »

Thank you all for your comments!

BoneESInspired - I'm so glad that seeing the book cover I made helps to inspire you! Make a monster book if you feel like it. I really don't think that crafting is about who invented what idea and who made what first. I think it's about having a fullfilling time making and creating. Your monster book would come out with your own personal touch I know, and anyways the Harry Potter movies/books are the real source of inspiration here!

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007 11:48:01 AM »

Thanks! When I get to doing one up I'll definitely post it for you to see. =^.^=
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2007 10:50:22 PM »

That is so perfect! What a creative use of a book cover. AND, she can support HP on the sly!
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