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« on: September 15, 2008 01:51:27 AM »

This is me stepping out of the polymer closet
(or something like that), so, hello!

I made these books a few years ago; the one on the left is the first book I ever made!


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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008 04:22:20 AM »

Are these made from Polymer clay? What a great idea!!
They are really beautiful! I'd like to see a shot of them open!

I have a gorgeous granddaughter Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008 05:35:34 AM »

me too, id love to see the inside of the books.

One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its black gates are guarded by more than just orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep. The great eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire, ash, and dust. The very air you breathe is a poisonous fume.......
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008 10:17:17 AM »

will you please guide me how do you do that. I need description.
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008 10:27:28 AM »

Wow those are soooo beautiful!!

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008 10:54:55 AM »

This is me stepping out of the polymer closet (or something like that), so, hello!

Hello, and welcome out!

I made these books a few years ago;

Very nice!  Do you have a closer-up photo (or scan) of the fronts?  Looks like texturing, a bit of gold wax or powder, transfers, and bead onlays, but can't really tell.

And are the covers all polymer clay, or do they have an armature, or are they clay on a ring binder/etc (I see rivets on the spine?). 
And what did you use for the "gold" ribbon/cord weavings between the spine and the covers?
Oh, and how big are they?? . . . questions, questions!

Diane B.

If anyone else is interested, there are lessons on making polymer book covers on this page of my site (as well as making mini-books for pendants or as miniatures):


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few of my photos
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008 12:42:26 PM »

Thanks everyone Cheesy

The covers are all polymer clay with fabric on the inside for a nice finish. The gold cord - well, I had it in a drawer.

There's a bit more info and pics on my site: www.afiori.com

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2008 03:05:43 PM »

Very pretty books.

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2008 09:02:15 PM »

Those are lovely! Would you mind posting a tutorial?

« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2008 02:23:30 AM »

Thanks!  Cheesy

Those are lovely! Would you mind posting a tutorial?

Sorry, ancient Chinese secret  Wink It takes SUCH a long time to make these there is no way I can do a photo tutorial, and I may want to sell similar books (on rare occasions...) There were no powders or wax involved - not even sure what gold wax is. Since I hadn't made books before and barely used polymer clay it's pretty much my own recipe Smiley There are some more images on my website though.
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