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Ladder Hinge Book

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1 May 2007

Ladder Hinge Book

I'm working on making a book for Sally. I'm way behind in the presents that I owe peoples.
This is a Ladder Hinge book.



There's another page or two of instructions, but this is as far as I've gotten.

This is one of the book boards, covered. I didn't have any actual book 'board' but I had some thick core foam, and used that.


The paper is a bit of a bugger - the black is embossed velvet, and it smudges and comes up if it gets a little damp from glue. You can see the smudging on the "inside" (back) of the cover here - but that will get covered over with more paper - I'll use a plain bright pink.

I'm going to re-cover the other of the book boards. (It smudged badly on the front of it.)

The book boards are hinged with a vinyl piece, swinging on a piece of dowel.


I used the back of a plastic folder for the hinge, not having any vinyl or similiar.

And found a chopstick that matches the paper that I got for the book cover, which I think is pretty neat!

I cut the hinge to finish 2 cm short of the top and bottom, so the daisies on the chopstick can be seen at the top. (and I reckoned it'd look weird if it was short at the top, and right down to the bottom)

I might get another folder and re-cut the hinge with a new scalpel blade. There's a little rip on one side of one hinge. It doesn't really matter, because it'll be glued down, but did anyone say "perfectionist" ?

Then it's to making the signatures and decorating them (I'm going to use black paper as the signatures and add in photo corners, and generally decorate the pages with odds and ends. I have some metallic crayons that I'm aching to use).
Then sewing them in to a zigzag internal hinge I need to create.
Cool!

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3 Comments:

Blogger MEtoo said...

oh man, its beautiful

*jumping on the spot and clapping with joy"

Tuesday, May 01, 2007  
Blogger Home Away from Home. said...

That's so pretty! :) I'm sure your friend will love it. Glad to see you're feeling better. Hope it continues.
-Hugs,
-Patty

Thursday, May 03, 2007  
Blogger Nola said...

Oooh-kay, took my slow brain a little while to get this but now I do, I can see it will be fabbo! Love what you have done so far, even if I read in reverse order (maybe that's why my brain was so slow? I can hope!)

Sunday, May 13, 2007  

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