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« on: May 25, 2010 06:19:47 AM »

I decided to take a shot at something new. On my latest Good Will hunting trip *pun intended* I found some book covers at the ScrapBox.  Well I actually found a LOT of supplies there but the book covers and gray fabric are all that's relevant for this post Smiley

I decided to make a book to match my favorite crafting topic - ALICE IN WONDERLAND!!!  I made a silhouette of stretched Alice to use on the cover.  Here's the finished project..

The cover is wrapped with gray fabric painted with a textile ink.  I traced the silhouette of Alice on to the cover to have a guide on the cover of where to paint.

Since this was my first go at book binding I had a little trial and error to get the book block together and in the cover.  I started out trying to use and nail to punch holes... Mistake.. for me at least.  I consider myself a handy girl but sometimes I think my hammer is out for blood.  I ended up using a push pin on each set of 10 sheets.  I then sewed the pages - not to hard really - and had by book block together!  Step One - check!

I used a cute plaid print to take up space that I left to be able to leave a loop to keep a pen with the book.  I have about a million pens around the house but usually zero when I really need one so I thought it would be a good addition for me.

Step Two - check and check!

Then I glued the book block to the cover.  and learned after waiting for the glue to dry that it is possible to put a book block as to make the book non-fully open-able.  Tip/Reminder for next time - never do that again.  I had to place the block in with the cover completely flat and go from there.

Now I.. well, soon someone else.. has a hand bound book with the coolest fake girl I know on the cover. 

Comments/Criticism welcome!
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010 07:33:00 AM »

looks great, lovely job.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010 07:53:34 AM »

LOVE it!  I especially like your clear directions and helpful tips.  No,wait, I really like the stretched Alice...no, my favorite part is that shade of gray...okay, forget it, it's all my favorite part!!   Grin

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010 12:09:32 PM »

Thanks, girls!  I'm really happy about how this one turned out!  I appreciate your loverly comments Smiley
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