Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Book Tutorial~ Part 2


The covers to these books are even easier than the first part! After you have found your cover paper......cut it into a one inch strip like this.....

*OH~BTW: I suggest using a Sharp paper cutter.....mine is so dull from cutting tiles, it barely cuts paper anymore, and this book's pages are a little rough around the edges, sorry about that!

Ok...back to what I was saying....
Then, start to fold it around your book. Make sure you go back and reinforce your fold lines....

Make sure it's snug!

And then cut off the extra piece.

Now you should have this.......

I just use a glue stick for this part, and glue the inside of the cover. I then put the pages in the book, starting at the middle. The outside pages will get glued to the inside of the book.......

And now you have this:
The last part is to decorate the cover. I find book covers online, shrink them down and print them out....I also do the title in Microsoft~ and glue those down the spine.
*These little books do not read from page to page....it's more or less just an idea of it. You can open the book and read any one of the pages, but they won't flow from page to page like a real book.....I do try and make the first page using the very first sentence...but other than that, it's Just fun to have.


I hope this helps, please let me know if I need to explain anything further. I told you they were easy, just time consuming!! Have fun, and don't forget to post pictures of any books you make!!!

9 comments:

A. Wright said...

This is awesome. I will certainly be using this tutorial.

THANKS!!!

MiniMaker said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!
~Gaye

Ara said...

Yay! thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this tut! I need to start making books asap for Gomez's study because I need about a billion of them ... this will be perfect! -ara

MiniKat said...

Very cool! :-)

Dlsarmywife said...

Adorable books!!! I will definitely have to try making some! Thanks for sharing how you make them.

Liberty Biberty said...

Thank you dear Katie! I needed that! I'll have to see what I can do next week. Your books look so good!
Mercedes

De said...

Great tutorial, Katie. Thank you!

Jill said...

Great tutorial! I can't wait to try it-- thanks so much for sharing!

Lilu said...

Do you have any idea what to do to make pages waterproof? I mean if i want to wear it as a necklace, they will be broken after rain... And when i put polish the letters become blurry D: