Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Glue It Tuesday - mini books

hello! Here's what I got for Glue It Tuesday: not my typical collage but a project involving glue nonetheless! I have been working on a some little books and there is a fair amount of glue used, particularly on the smaller purple book.
 I got excellent instruction from Esther K Smith's 'How To Make Books'Here is the booklet I made below.
I put together about 4 of those/signatures together and then glued them all back to back. Then I glued the front and back of that little booklet I made to the purple paper.
 
 
I stitched the other book together rather than glueing it all [I just used a tiny bit of glue on the cording but I still "GluedIt!"] I sewed the signatures to the 'spine' which I created by folding the green paper. I added the beads and that is the first time I tried that. I can see how you can get carried away with embelishing the stitching! I had such a good time making these.
 
 
 

 
I was able to get a bit of drawing done the past few days. Mostly working with my markers these days. Time is not allowing me watercolors right now, but soon!
 


I hope everyone has a great day today:)
Lots of SUN & SMILES
Take care,
Fran T xo
 
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21 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

GReat job on those books. I enjoy book binding when I get a chance.
Rinda

Lynn Fisher said...

LOVE the books,,,thanks so much for sharing!
Lynn

Lynn Fisher said...

Oh, and love the addition of the pony beads...beautiful!

girlunwinding said...

Those books are super cool!! Never done a binding with beads but who doesn't love a good accessory!
~Dawn

Deborah Weber said...

Lovely mini books! And I enjoyed seeing your drawings. The rain/thunder saying really made me smile.

denthe said...

Those books look amazing! I love the little detail of the beads.

Natasha said...

Love your books...the beading looks fabulous. I have never tried adding beads before, though I have thought about it, I wondered if they would get in the way of actually sing the journal. But now I want to try.

Your pen work is gorgeous as well. Love the doodles.

Kriebels en Krabbels said...

Beautiful books!

Rossie said...

Great books, great bead work and fantastic pen work. All great stuff!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Such fabulous little books. Love the beads. They're perfect for your always beautiful artwork. xx

April Cole said...

OH MY... LOVE THESE Fran!! :]

** the "tiny" beads... are "super exciting", a perfect artful embellishment.

THANK YOU for sharing. Take care <3

Fran Traina said...

Hi Natasha, lol I didn't think about that! I checked its not too bad with the beads:))

Fran Traina said...

Thanks Deborah!

Fran Traina said...

Thanks Lynn:))

Fran Traina said...

Thanks Maria.. Yes it's a labor of love:)

Fran Traina said...

Yes ! Who can't resist?! Thanks for your note Dawn

Fran Traina said...

Thank you so much!!

Fran Traina said...

Thank you Rossie!!

Fran Traina said...

Thanks!!!

Fran Traina said...

Thank you so much saying that Lorinda:)) xo

Fran Traina said...

Thanks April!! And btw thank you for making FB interesting again for me!! I almost gave up on it recently. I love being part of your 'gang'