Sunday, June 17, 2012

There are three steps to making this book:
1. The pages are paper coated with ice resin using Susan Lenart Kazmer's method:
This needs to be done ahead and bring the images to class. If you use photos, they should be approx. 45mm by 65mm leaving space at the top which will go under the hinges and eyelets.

1a. I haven't tried this but an interesting alternative would be an image transfer on the inside of the back. We did this with Wendy a few classes ago.

2. The covers are polymer clay approx. 40mm by 70mm. I used a Cabezel, but there are many possibilities. The hinge is made using an extruder with the 3mm hole and the 1mm centre thingy.
  • extruder with tips
  • regular clay kit
  • a block of clay and something nice for the front
  • texture sheet if desired
  • Cabezel if desired

3. Join the front to the back with eyelets sandwiching the images between the front and back.
Tools needed:
  • bench block and hammer with flat and pein ends
  • wire cutters
  • pliers: flat nose sand round nose
  • centre punch (big enough to open 1/8 inch eyelets)
  • drill and bits including 1/8 in and 1/16 in
  • scrap of wood to drill into
  • wire straightening pliers
  • utility knife
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • safety glasses
  • hope that i've remembered everything!
  • i can share my tools
  • jump rings i used 3/8 in 18 gauge and 3/16 in 18 gauge
  • 1/8 in eyelets
  • 20 gauge (0.8mm diam) wire or long headpins
  • rivets and washers are optional for adding decoration to the cover.
  • i can bring enough to share - I paid about 50cents each with the shipping.
The inspiration for these books was also Susan. 

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