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Topic: Found Objects "reminiscing travel" book!  (Read 1835 times)
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« on: January 23, 2009 11:08:54 AM »

My project is done so I'm going to post it here - I hope this is where it goes.  I hate to be the first to post though.... Embarrassed




For this challenge I did a book binding project. The best part is that I didn't have to spend a dime to make this. I used found objects from around my house and craft room for the materials.

The front cover of the book was made from old plastic bags that I melted into a sheet. The plastic was mounted onto card stock and then I stitched around the edges with a decorative stitch using orange thread.

The inside cover is lined with a map of the United States, which I found in a travel brochure. The inside pages are made from brown paper lunch bags and an old scrapbook I was no longer using (and looking to get rid of). The pages alternate between paper bag and scrapbook page. Each paper bag page has a picture of a random place around the world (found from travel junk mail and magazines). The last paper bag page in each signature is for any other notes about your travels and has a saying cut from old magazines, ie: survival guide, It's a small world, dear diary and Walk On!.

There are 8 pages in each signature, 4 paper bag and 4 scrapbook, with a total of 32 pages.

The back cover is made from dark brown card stock. The book is sewn together using linen thread.

I like the way it turned out, for my first book. I'm already thinking of new books to make! Now if only we could travel so I could use it. I guess it could be my "reminiscing travel" book!
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009 11:15:20 AM »

Hi! It looks great! I've split this out for you to it's own post. You can go ahead and change it's title to whatever you would like. I've also added in your pictures. Just let me know if you need any other help!
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009 12:07:43 PM »

you melted plastic you say?  that's incredible.  what a great idea!  nice work. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009 09:08:05 PM »


I really like your cover.  The colors are very nice.  It looks like it feels good to hold in your hands(if that makes any sense--i am a very tactile person).  Good work!
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009 11:48:53 PM »

it looks great! i really love the pages, alternating between the bags and the scrapbook pages!
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009 11:04:58 AM »

I like the alternating pages as well.  Smiley Was it hard to melt the plastic together? I like the colors you chose for the cover.
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