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« on: March 05, 2013 08:59:16 PM »

I do not know where this idea came from.  it just hit me after I read about this challenge.  I am so incredibly happy with how this turned out!!!  so of course, I now want to make more.  Grin Grin Grin

first I'll show a picture of it straight on, then some closeups, then a picture to prove that it is an actual book:






most everything is stuff that I've either bought over the years or got in a swap (thank the gods for the cabochons I got from corduroy cat.  I needed something to go under the windup key with the star buttons, and I was going crazy trying to find something to put it on so the hearts would swing freely).  I need more frozen Charlottes now that I used my only one in this.  Tongue  the opening is covered by a thick piece of plexiglass (so I don't have to dust it!!!  lol).

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013 09:29:18 PM »

Very interesting piece, with a lot to look at. I like your choice of colors, it suits your theme very well.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013 09:33:34 PM »

thank you very much.  Smiley  I used some black and red to make it pop and because the book itself is red and black...and because they're 2 of my favorite colors.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013 09:48:48 PM »

... because they're 2 of my favorite colors.  Grin

hey, that's a great reason!
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013 10:20:30 PM »

I thought so too.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013 10:28:35 PM »

Wow!  How long did it take to cut out the hollow?  Great job!!  I think it's awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013 10:32:08 PM »

oh...a few hours.  between not being very strong and the book being fairly thick, it took a few good hours.  Roll Eyes

and thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013 10:52:13 PM »

So cute! I would never have thought of it. Very good work!
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013 06:59:02 PM »

Wow, I really like this idea; I really like how you nailed the theme, and the fiberglass cover really makes it into an amazingly unique display.
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...but you know, that's just like, my opinion, man.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013 07:20:38 PM »

thank you thank you!  Grin

I really am super proud of this.  I found another book I had bought for altering, but it's a tad intimidating because it's almost twice as thick as this book is.  that's a LOT of cutting.  but I'm gonna do it.  I do want to find a thinner "glass" first though.
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