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themoonisout
« on: September 17, 2005 10:48:18 PM »

so i finished my first ever book. well, an official book, not some folded paper and staples.
the pictures i took are with crappy webcam, ya know...i'll try to update with better quality another time.
i used the coptic stich to bind the pages.
i covered the cover with tissue paper. the top piece was blue, the under piece was pinkish-purple-magenta. i used a piece of lega-sized paper under both for stability in folding around the edges, etc. also, so it'd be against white rather than brown cardboard.
i coated the cover in diluted-elmers to keep it from tearing easily, being tissue paper, and to adhere it better, since i didnt glue the entirity down for fear of glue lumps. as a result, i got this funky texture/colouring which i rather like. the pinky colour wasnt showing before...i hope its masculine enough still.
i made the "c" from sculpy the first time, with 2 holes like a button. it was purple and looked nice, the tie was going to work differently. it broke when i tied it to though, so i made this one from a coat hanger, not having access, this weekend, to copper wire.
i used pretty heavy cardstock for the pages, there are 36...not very many.
it's for a friend's birthday, i hope he likes it.



(sorry i deleted this link when i fixed the pictures: http://photos.yahoo.com/sarahmissourifiorella. more pictures. of details etc.)
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themoonisout
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2005 11:16:49 PM »

i'll fix the pictures tomorrow...*sigh*
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2005 01:41:00 PM »

cute!  good job! Smiley
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themoonisout
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2005 04:36:06 PM »

thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2005 05:17:45 PM »

WOW! That's so great! I'm inspired to make a first book of my own. Smiley
Thanks for sharing. It's really cute. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2005 07:37:06 PM »

It looks good. I want to try makeing a book like that. I hope it comes out just as good as yours.
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themoonisout
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2005 08:52:34 PM »

thanks so much!!!
i used mostly tutorials from crafster, so all nessecary resources are here!
also.....don't be scared to venture from instructions a bit, you probably can make it work.

(btw, i'm almost possitive he really liked it! yay! he and his mum want lessons! ^_^)
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2005 12:44:35 PM »

woohoo!! first book lol, i havent gotten around to making mine yet, but yours looks amazing
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2005 10:36:33 PM »

You did a great job!!  I love how you made the clasp thingy.

I've assembled everything for my first book....but I'm too chicken........mayb e tomorrow Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2005 12:58:44 AM »

I haven't attempted to make a book as of yet.  I think I might be too lazy or get too distracted at making the cover all pretty. good job though.
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