Monday, May 14, 2012

If At First You Don't Succeed

Yeah well I've been try-trying again with this whole book cover dealio but I'm just not satisfied yet.

Thank you to my followers who lent their support and advice, I really appreciate it!

We got a new printer at work that prints color really nicely so I've been testing that out.

Though they are a lot clearer, they're also granier.

I'm really am proud of the insides of the books though. I compiled the nifty facts myself and found pictures to go along with them. I hand cut each page and the books open easily for reading. The inside first and last pages are cut from a soft gold flecked paper.

I wish there was a cropping function for pictures... or maybe there is an I don't know how haha

This is "A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration" by Emeric Switch
Why is there a cross on it? Because the book is actually a Bible? Or maybe because it looks like a "T" ...T for Transfiguration. Use your imagination. lol

I don't know if I like how when I fold the covers, it turns white on the folded parts because the color rubs off or gets separated. It makes the books look worn and old which can be cool... I don't know how to remedy the problem. Maybe using photo paper I think.

Spirit's (Roo's Bearded Dragon) skin in a bottle. It just needs to be labeled! I made the stopper out of granite Sculpey. Could be better, but it was my first try!

James caught me putting some of these dead mealworms that Spirit eats into a mini glass bottle last night and was totally disgusted that not only would I touch them with my bare hands, but that I'm actually going to display the dead worms inside a little bottle. They look really awesomely authentic! Flobberworms anyone?


  1. Your books are wonderful.
    Hugs Maria

  2. Enhorabuena por esos preciosos libros.
    Me encanta como te ha quedado el bote, muy original.
    besitos ascension

  3. Your books are so beautiful. I love your printer ;)
    Hugs from Craftland

  4. I love the worn look on the edges of your books. Makes them look as if they are much loved and much read =0)


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