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Topic: My world...where a book comes alive  (Read 7927 times)
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« on: March 10, 2013 05:03:21 PM »

I like to read - - especially when I can identify with some part of a book and briefly join its world.



My entry to Craftster Challenge #84 - Book Worms attempts to symbolize the reverse, that is... having a character from a book briefly join my world.  

By using the Golden Book of Insects I tried to illustrate characters from the book (butterflies) initially leaving their 2 dimensional book-world and briefly venturing into my multidimensional world.



This shelf accessory(?)/wall hanging(?)/sculpture(?) is in constant flux as a result of airflow, viewing position and especially when attacked by my cray-z kat.



The butterflies were cut from the book, hot glued to wire, and attached to a foam cone which had been painted black to blend with the inside of the photobox.  The base of the project is the boxlid, which was cut at an angle and hot glued to the base of the box.  Finally, the book is opened to a page of just butterfly bodies.  The bodies were cut and raised from the page - - as if they are attempting their first flight into reality, yet are still hanging on to the book page.





(Didn't mean to provide so much symbolism,  but the more I worked on this entry the deeper I fell into a spiritual zone.  If you try to make this project, I'm sure you will too!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013 06:33:20 PM »

Hi there! I tried to insert your pictures but am not seeing the pictures for this project. You have four posts in your gallery and they are dolls with embroidery on them? You can upload the pictures to Craftster Photo hosting and I can change the links to images for you. When you modify your post, there will be an upload button where you can select a picture from your hard drive, then press "upload" underneath it. Repeat the process to add multiple pictures.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013 03:07:18 AM »

OK, I think I figured out what I did wrong. ..

Looks like I can load only 1 photo at a time (instead of 5 at once).  I now have 5 photos in my gallery that I ask (please, pretty pleeze?) someone to apply/post to my Challenge #84 entry text.

Mega thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013 07:31:52 AM »

There were five new ones in there! I got them added to your post, very cool entry! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013 07:40:49 AM »

I love this so much!
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013 08:09:52 AM »

Gorgeous! I love the back story and your final piece of art. The butterflies escaping from their page really add to the beauty of the work. Bravo!
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013 11:30:14 PM »

Absolutely amazing!!!

I love both the subject matter and the execution to bits.
in fact, Kcli, I think I'd like your permission to try making one myself!!

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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013 04:01:11 AM »

This is amazing,my jaw hit the floor when I saw the butterflies climbing off the page!!This is such an amazing concept,I love the way you think! Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013 08:26:36 AM »

Hi all...I'm new at posting and am unable to figure out how to reply individually but wanted to thank you each for your kind words. 

The mini instructions were added so you can make one yourself, and if you have any questions on how to assemble I'll be glad to answer.  The beauty is that no two will ever look alike and if you make one, I'd love to see how yours turns out.  Have fun!
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013 11:06:51 AM »

This is lovely! Great idea!
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2013 11:36:33 AM »

This look amazing! I want to have this in my room Smiley)
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013 02:34:37 PM »

Thanks.  Actually I want to make another.  It seems like I saw those Golden Books everywhere during garage sale season and it would be fun to experiment with other GB titles.
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2013 04:55:17 AM »

Beautiful 
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013 06:02:25 AM »

It's time to vote!!  Is this your favorite entry in the challenge?  Vote for it here! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2013 09:15:44 AM »

I have a special affinity for books and butterflies. This Rocks!
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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2013 10:09:06 AM »

beautiful work.
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2013 01:15:00 PM »

Again, thanks to all of you for your kind words. 

I'd really like to encourage you to create one as it makes a really nice statement for an empty space and is the perfect craft while waiting for Spring to smile. 

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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2013 07:01:05 PM »

This is just lovely! I love the butterflies that are still attached to the book. Well done!
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2013 12:08:48 PM »

I absolutely love this! Brilliant idea and so nicely executed!
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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2013 09:44:23 PM »

I love butterflies myself Smiley Absolutely fantastic job with this project! I love the pop up effect. It's the perfect spring time theme.
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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2013 03:58:49 PM »

This is really amazing -- such a beautiful book!
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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2013 07:22:33 AM »

What a creative and well executed idea, I love it!
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2013 10:36:10 PM »

How very cool!
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« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2013 07:03:10 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2013 03:14:21 PM »

I love butterflies (for both their physical beauty and their symbolism)! This is a beautiful piece of art. Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2013 04:11:54 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2013 05:00:42 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2013 04:41:51 PM »

This is extremely interesting. As I love butterflies I also love this!!!
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« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2013 07:46:08 AM »

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Pretty and Stunning Idea!! Smiley
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