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« on: May 19, 2010 05:08:35 PM »



I got Pride and Prejudice and Zombies postcards from Amazon a month or two ago and knew they needed to be book covers.



The last 3 were coptic stitch which turns out to be less work than with a spine but the variation is nice. They are all covered with scrapbook paper, then my super-awesome tea dyed fabric. The postcards are trimmed, glued and braded.



The pages were insane but worth it. I used copy paper. Then with acrylic paint and a spray bottle I hit one sheet with water, then wiped with watery paint (venetian red, some green, blue, etc with metallics) and sprayed again. I stacked the wet sides onto a dry sheet and only had to paint the one side. Then I let them dry outside or in if raining. When they were dry I stacked as much as I could under something big and flat. I ironed each sheet on a towel and stacked into piles of 20 then folded in half with a bone folder and each stack was put in a book press for at least 6 hours. Then I cut to size. There are a few sheets of scrapbook paper per signature too.



After everything was bound and dried I mixed some venetian red, alazrian crimson, cad red and a teeny bit of pthalo blue. It took a while mixing to find a good blood color that was more red than brown. I wiped my paint hands on each of the books and let them dry. After I signed and numbered all of them. I have more postcards so I'll definitely be doing more.



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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010 05:39:19 PM »

UMMMM>.....I MUST HAVE THESE ALL RIGHT NOW!!!

These are just amazing. And seriously, I need them.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010 06:19:18 PM »

Oh, these are absolutely fantastic!! Hitting This Rocks and adding them to my wist!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010 06:30:24 PM »

Oh man!! These freakin' rock!
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010 03:44:58 AM »

these look so great! I'd love them.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010 11:20:42 AM »

want.  these are awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010 03:46:17 PM »

WANT, WANT, WANT, NOW, NOW, NOW!!!

This rocks hard!
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2010 07:17:16 AM »

Great job! These are super cool.
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010 08:04:02 AM »

These are awesome!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2010 09:49:40 AM »

wow
those are really sick
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i like 'em!

you got the blood down PRETTY GOOD!
that's not an easy feat, by any means, but it looks pretty durn real.

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