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« on: October 10, 2018 08:43:33 AM »

I've really been enjoying the making of books lately and have explored lots of techniques and materials. There are many wonderful tutorials online and the library has been able to order in quite a few books for me to read. I am still very much a novice but I have a feeling this is going to be a craft I do forever, it's fast becoming a fave.

This one is made of cereal boxes, brown paper bags, cheesecloth, fabric scored from a yard sale this summer, ribbon, lace, rickrack, cork, buttons, and a hair elastic for the closure.


3 signatures for 18 pages.


I didn't construct this book "properly", though I had the elements right the sequence was off and some extra steps and layers were required to secure things.



The pages are machine sewn through the lace trim rather than in the spine crease.


In trying to use as much of the paper bags as possible I end up with lots of different sizes.


Covers are cut from whatever hard cardboard I can find. Painters tape was used to hold the spine and covers in place, it the end it doesn't add anything structurally, it's just what was handy.




I would love to hear about your book making adventures Smiley.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018 11:15:10 AM »

I am loving these little books you've been making! You really have a knack for this craft.
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018 11:20:41 AM »

Thank you! I made 4 this round and have supplies for a few more prepped. I'd like to try some new things each time. There are so many wonderful techniques, endless good fun!
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018 02:33:27 PM »

It's going to be fun to watch you explore!
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018 11:31:22 AM »

Beautiful.
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018 05:24:09 AM »

 This is very cool. Awesome way to reuse the paper bags.
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018 05:35:26 AM »

They are liquor store bags because, haha, crafting & wine ye know Cheesy.
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