By artist Linda Waryln
"When I finished this book for my granddaughter, I decided it looked like a big chunk of candy! But that sweetness seems very appropriate. She is almost a teenager now, but this "little girl's" book is a way of remembering her at various ages. Each page is embellished with a variety of vintage objects, mixing the old with the new. And finally, the back cover contains an old-fashioned letter-shaped pouch for hiding private keepsakes." - LW
What young girl wouldn't be "wowed" by this handmade book brimming with color and texture! The unique cover features an antique bisque doll in a shadowbox frame. The doll hold small images of the artist's granddaughter, previewing what's to come inside. Vibrant papers, trims, felts, buttons, bows and embellishments complement photos on the lavishly decorated pages that fold out in an accordion configuration.
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Decorate the front cover with a variety of papers, trims, studs, or appliques. Linda had an antique doll she liked a lot, and she found it fit perfectly into a shadowbox frame. She glued reduced pictures mounted on small pieces of paper to a wire strung between the doll's hands. Adhere scrapbook papers to back cover.
Embellish the pages with photocopies of images and bits and pieces from your arsenal of saved "stuff". In other words-go crazy! Linda's images helped determine her content, and she choose to put them in chronological order on the pages. On the last page, she added an envelope-shaped pouch for holding "secret stuff".
After the inside pages are decorated, place them on top of one another to determine the book's thickness. Cut two pieces of binding fabric for the spine, several inches wider than the thickness of your book, so you'll have plenty of room for enclosing your pages and enough width to attach the fabric to the cover. Turn under the raw ends of each piece of fabric, and place the two strips together facing one another to conceal the turned-under edges. Tack the pieces together with a bit of glue.
Lay your covers flat, with space between them that is slightly more than the height of your book, and glue the spine to the inside of your front and back covers.
After adhering the spine, glue the ends of two ribbons to the outside edges of the cover for the purpose of tying the book together. After doing this, decorate the inside of the front cover, covering the edges of the ribbons. Adhere some nice paper inside the back cover, because you'll eventually glue down the last page of your book here to hold the connected pages in place.
With your pages stacked so each decorated page faces the next and there is one decorated page on top, begin tying them together with ribbons to bundle them in an accordion-like fashion. When you are done, glue the last page faceup, with the eyelets and ribbons on the left side, to the back inside cover.