Friday, June 10, 2011

A WOYWW Maze Book

As I mentioned before, I made about 5 PiFs, not knowing which would be the "one" to send. After this one was finished, it demanded to be sent to our fearless WOYWW leader, Julia. I wrote a basic Maze/Meander Mini Book tutorial (which you can see here). This is another variation.

The outside I could photograph, but I had to scan in the pages to show them properly.

front.

side. And I just have to say, that's the best looking bow I ever tied lol.

open front.

open back.

Attaching the pages together makes the book more solid. I used a paper piercer, a piece of cork and made holes for sewing along the appropriate pages to make pockets. Except for one pair that I left unpocketed so it could be a panorama. I used a book needle and some Papertrey Ink Twine, then lost the book needle and used a thin tapestry needle. I had the darnedest time finding the paper for the cover and nearly passed this up because it was too "cool/blue". Tim Holtz (crafty super hero) to the rescue with some Antique Linen Distress Ink! I used Distress Ink for everything inky in this project.


The pocket art is shown "out".






Tiny piece of sea glass (aka Mermaid's Tear) sewn on before the covers were attached.

8 comments:

Noelle P said...

WOYWW Wow!!!! A - maz - ing!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an awesome gift for Julia. I am sure she loves it. And I'll admit, that is a pretty snazzy bow, too! I like how the book fits together with its various pages, too.

BTW, any rust must be treated with gloves, whether it is wet or dry. The rust attacks your blog, and if you breathe it in (dry rusty bits), it can be equally dangerous and damaging. That's why it's important to spray metal to stop the rust and set the fabric in vinegar water to set rust.

Shantaie said...

This very cool, and Im happy to see one of your beloved Eiffel Tower images put to good use! I love the muted colors and yummy textures you have throughout this project! It looks vintage and "hip" all at the same time!

sandra de said...

This is so stunning, lovely to see it unfolded.

Nadia said...

I finally made it over here to get a close up look at this project. I just love your color sense on all of your projects! This is beautiful!

Susan Allan said...

This is just gorgeous! A very interesting little book and clever how you have included some sea glass!
Sue xx

Neet said...

Oh WOW!
What an amazing Pif you made. Hugs, Neet (in a daze seeing this)

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great project!