Monday, February 27, 2017

Miniature Monday: Books Books and More Books


I am in a miniature book making frenzy!

I took a workshop with Teresa Layman in October.  Her website is HERE.   This is a picture of her prototype for Natalie's Garden House (of course mine is still in progress and I hope it eventually looks this amazing!):


I'm planning  to make a circular bookshelf for a part of the back wall and need tons of books. I've been making books for the last few weeks and wanted to share my progress so far:


I also wanted to share the sources of reference material that I especially loved for miniature book making.  I looked at so many You Tube videos, purchased kits, looked at tutorials on full size books, and made my own book spines to print out.  I started out feeling pretty ambitious wanting all the books to have open pages.  I quickly realized that the books that barely show don't need that level of detail and moved on to the next (easier) technique.  For the assortment above, I used about five different types of materials for the pages.

YouTube Channels and the Tutorials I watched:

DollhouseDesigns  Making Miniature Dollhouse Books
We Love Miniatures  How to Make Miniature Books
AkameruKawaii  Miniature Scrolls & Spell Books
Maive Ferrando  Miniature Spell Books Tutorial
The Mouse Mansion  Miniature Books Tutorial
The Square to Spare  How to Make Miniature Books


Kits that I purchased:

Mini Mundus - 89 Small Antiquarian Book Covers  - I purchased this kit a very long time ago when images of open books weren't readily available on the internet.  I picked it up at a show, but this link is the actual company that makes the kits.  They sell 3 different book cover kits and book cases. The quality is amazing and since these books look new, they will provide a nice variety on my shelves alongside the old tattered books.

LDelaney's Miniature Book Kit and Tutorial (Etsy) -  Visit Lady Delaney's Etsy shop not just for the great book kit but also a wide variety of books that are already done and available for purchase.

I hope this is helpful!  I'll keep you guys posted on my progress.

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

  1. esa casita se ve preciosa, su futuro dueño estara muy ocupado leyendo tanto libro , muchas gracias por todos los links

    besitos

    Mari

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  2. Wow! Your books look wonderful! I also suffer from the wish to have all my books have pages.... probably why I don't have any completed book shelves full of books! LOL! Thank you for all the shared sources... sometimes it is daunting to try to know where to start! I really do want to see more of this project! I Love books!

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    1. Some of those book pages are pieces of the thick cardboard in the back of a water color paper pad! I was shocked how good they looked. I hope you'll consider making some of the books the easy way to fill the shelves and save yourself lol.

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  3. You did an excellent job with your books.
    Thanks so much for the links.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank you so much and you are very welcome!

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