It’s that time of year when almost every food item seems to turn green. There’s green beer, green cakes, green eggs, and even green pizza (ewe!). I dunno, it seems that green occurs naturally in so many foods that you don’t really have to dye anything. Sure, a green beer is nice but I am going to stick to this mojito. It’s always green and always tasty!
From this tutorial on making tiny books, I was inspired to have this mad project before the Xmas holidays to make tiny books (and customised art cards) for classmates on my course (I finished it on time, although the ATCs at the end were abit rushed because of coursework deadlines…). I had roughly the same number of cover color/variations and let everyone just pick out the one that they liked best ^^
The books themselves are all handsewn and glued, with cute origami paper on the outside and matching end papers to hide the cardboard I used to make them ‘hardcovers’. The paper is Daler Rowney 100% recycled 120gsm, cut with a craft knife and 4 holes for the sewing punched through with an awl.
If I had more time, I would have made the spines more distinct with a second layering of contrasting paper. However, as it stands, I’m pretty happy with the outcome for it being a personal project/venturing into bookmaking and coming out with so many tiny, but 100% useable, super mini sketchbooks!
I still have extra materials from this, so I’m going to have to make more soon, it’s pretty addictive to have a tiny library :)
(P.S. My first tries…)