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Topic: Homemade Book For My Brothers' Graduation  (Read 850 times)
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« on: October 11, 2008 06:15:33 PM »

When my brothers were graduating from high school, I decided to surprise them by coming home. Since they didn't know I was going to be there, I wrote, illustrated and made a book for them to open at Easter to confirm that I would be home. Basically, it says that I tried all these ways to get home (ie. sending myself in the mail, taking a cab, etc.) but for one reason or another those ways didn't work. Finally I flew home and - SURPRISE - I'll be there for your special days! Smiley

I sewed the pages together and created a front and back cover/binding out of a piece of cardboard. I covered the cardboard with tissue paper and created further texture by "staining" it with watercolor.

Here are pics of the front and back covers, detail on how the pages are sewn in, and a little bit of the illustrations.

Thank you for letting me share this special craft!  Grin
« Last Edit: April 12, 2009 02:44:52 PM by Phizzychick - Reason: to add some photos in » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008 11:33:13 PM »

I would love to see more of the actual illustrations!  They look really cool.

If not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
P. G. Wodehouse
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