Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Newest Address Book

I'm back with another post of a lovely address book I made for an even lovelier BLM.  This beauty is called "Warm Breeze". It's covered in recycled paper and you may recognize that little birdie from "Glittery Bird" (that little bird seems to be a favorite). This lovely BLM just gave me some colors and ideas to work with and this is what I came up with.

I thought I would share a little about how the covered books are made. Once I have found the right piece of recycled paper I have to fold the paper to fit the book exactly. I then trim any excess paper and make sure its all even. I have to do this sometimes up to 5 or more times to get it just right. Then I have to glue it to the desired book. This takes a lot of patience. The glue has to be spread evenly and just the right amount. To add to that, I must work quickly as the glue sometimes makes certain papers a bit soggy. I must fit it exactly on to the book and make sure that it fits like a glove both opened and closed. Once again it takes a few attempts to make sure the fit is just perfect.

Then immediately after it is fitted I go through a serious of different steps to ensure the paper is flat with no air bubbles or bulges of glue. Again, I must go through these steps several times to make sure everything is perfect. Then I let it dry over night and in the morning its ready to be decorated!

I hope you enjoy this address book as much as I enjoyed making it.


Holly said...

Great addy book!!!

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