With this kit and tutorial, you'll learn the secret technique behind L. Delaney's bestselling---and extraordinarily realistic---miniature open books.
Each kit includes instructions and pages to make 80 miniature antique books using basic crafting supplies. The book pages are high resolution reproductions from real antique books, printed on textured paper. The quality of the images and paper will give great detail and dimensionality to your final product. These books are meant to remain open in a fixed position. For closed books, check out L. Delaney's bestselling antique book kit.
In addition to colorfully illustrated, step-by-step instructions, this kit includes two sheets of 81 tiny book pages, (162 pages total). So what's on the book pages? Half of the tiny pages you'll receive feature (primarily) text, while the other half feature illustrations. You'll play designer, pairing pages to tell your own story. Subjects and time periods are various including Victorian, early 20th century, and medieval. Polar bears, aquatic life, butterflies, gothic monsters, and beautiful maidens are just a few of the characters you'll meet!
You will receive:
-2 sheets of 162 tiny book pages printed on high quality paper, ready to be cut out by you
-clear, fully-illustrated instructions for assembly-leather scraps to complete five open books (and information on tracking down more!)
Although they are NOT included in this listing, these are the materials I recommend for assembling your kit:
-card stock paper
-hot glue gun
-hot glue sticks
-sharp and strong scissors
-ribbon, leather scraps, paint, etc for getting creative!
This kit is now offered with book covers in three additional scales: 1:6, 1:24, 1:48. Though the tutorial does not change from scale to scale, you may find it useful to modify the suggested materials and technique to your respective scale.