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Title: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: marcymallow on August 03, 2011 06:00:25 PM
so i was assigned to make three scupltures for school, and like any good student, i was putting it off 'till the last minute. then i saw the challenge, and thought i could totally do both! i got the book at a garage sale for 25 cents, so this is what i came up with (cut out pages for sea/garden, and used them in origami) im not sure what the font is, i think it's times new roman. i kinda made the origami up as i went/ remembered the ones i used to do as a kid, anyway, here it is  :D


overall look


mystical flower


person in mystical garden


townspeople/town


local fisherman w/ giant fish!
 

one page


other side

thanks for looking, please leave a comment  :)




Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on August 03, 2011 06:20:18 PM
Clever - I like this - I liked that you used the book as the base- I really like the houses the best.  And the boat.  And the flowers.  And . . . all of it.  Interesting and unique.  I recently purchased some books at the Goodwill store, hardbacks, for $.50 each - Originally I was going to cut them up for the artwork and typed pages, but now I cannot bear to - Maybe if I keep them another couple of months, I will finally "dive" in.  Anyway - I like your work.  8)


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: coloringmyworld on August 03, 2011 06:31:33 PM
This it ridiculous!  Craziness!  Great job!


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: badpuppy on August 03, 2011 09:08:24 PM
This is just... really beautiful.  It has a sense of simplicity while also being really intricate.  I'm not sure how to express it, but I really like this piece!


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: AaloriRian on August 03, 2011 09:20:39 PM
Neat. I always wanted to do something like this...but I can't bear to cut up books.


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: marcymallow on August 04, 2011 06:56:18 AM
Neat. I always wanted to do something like this...but I can't bear to cut up books.

omg, i had such a hard time cutting up this book, it hurt a piece of my soul, but i just kept going and didn't think about it. i picked a book i had never read so i wouldn't cry  :'(


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: pinkslinky on August 04, 2011 09:57:54 AM
I tried to do this but all I did was damage my Kindle.


Joking, that is fantastic!


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: Brackish Potato on August 04, 2011 10:39:58 AM
This is so pretty! I love altered book art!


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: as123 on August 04, 2011 10:43:51 AM
Wow! This is really pretty:)


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: Taramor on August 04, 2011 12:31:45 PM
It is fantastic - I want to visit your mystic garden and the little town.


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: marcymallow on August 04, 2011 01:17:56 PM
thank you so much for all these nice comments  :D you don't know how happy all the nice comments make me  ;D


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: enchantedwhimsies on August 06, 2011 06:31:54 AM
this is really cool! well done! Have you seen the Pottermore video yet? It has this kind of work but animated. If you haven't seen it check it out, it's wonderful :)


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: marcymallow on August 06, 2011 09:35:30 PM
this is really cool! well done! Have you seen the Pottermore video yet? It has this kind of work but animated. If you haven't seen it check it out, it's wonderful :)

i actually had not seen it, but it kinda does remind me of this  :)


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: smileyyogini on August 07, 2011 04:09:18 AM
Wow! That is amazing! What a cool idea...


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: MareMare on August 08, 2011 01:10:02 AM
So fun!


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: nisforneville on August 08, 2011 12:25:05 PM
I've seen stuff like this before, but would have no idea how to even begin doing something like this. You did an amazing job, though! It really looks fantastic.


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: marcymallow on August 08, 2011 07:47:30 PM
it really isnt all that complicated, it is time consuming though, i cut out pages in different shapes (starting with a square, then worked into smaller shapes) then used the pages for random origami, the giant flower was a wire wrapped in paper, you could totally do it  ;D


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: Sunflower74 on August 10, 2011 07:31:26 AM
Beautiful!!!!! This is so creative and awesome!!!  :)


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Post by: sewluv on August 11, 2011 05:03:39 PM
This is beautiful! I love that it's in the book. Great idea! :D


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: hazelly on August 12, 2011 07:30:32 AM
Beautiful.  My favorite part is the giant flower that stretches out at you.  Like the above posters, I too wish I could do stuff like this, but I can't bear to hurt books either.  (Maybe if I get some books that are already going to be destroyed...)  Anyway, fantastic job!


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: AngelProjekt on August 14, 2011 08:24:15 PM
Since I work at a library and am constantly taking books out of circulation for damage reasons, I absolutely LOVE taking books home to craft on them!  (I would have entered this contest, too, if I had had a project that fit neatly into the deadlines!  The Harry Potter series is a gold mine because we have so many and they get checked out and checked out until their spines break!)  I really like how you carved into the book to give it depth in addition to your "pop-ups."  And I like how you use dimension to distort the viewpoint.  Very nice!


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: SassySequin! on August 15, 2011 09:10:07 PM
I love the rose! It would be cool to do this with an encyclopedia and make the 3d pieces based on the theme of the page (botanicals on the wild flower section, etc.)


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: brooke1009 on August 19, 2011 03:27:16 PM
THIS IS THE COOLEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: TheClouds on August 22, 2011 10:48:42 PM
wow this is amazingly cool!  :o
my favorite part... no wait, i can't decide! it's just overall a really neat project. :D


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: widowwadman on August 24, 2011 06:22:19 AM
This is simply gorgeous.


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: roguepromise on September 06, 2011 02:18:50 PM
Very clever!


Title: Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!)
Post by: Prey Species on October 01, 2011 05:11:47 PM
this one is my favorite :)