Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bibliophile Folio

I am a huge reader.  I have worked in a bookstore for almost 15 years.  When I bought this Tim Holtz folio I knew I had to make it all about books and reading.  This was a huge project.  It took me way longer than I thought it would.  I wanted to be sure each page was just right.
Here come the photos!
This is the front cover.  A while back I bought a card catalog.  It is chock full of cards and I knew I had to use some on here.  
This is what happens when you remove the elastic band.  Books!



Pardon my hand.  I couldn't get the tab to stay open without it.  

That glasses sticker kills me! I would wear those glasses if I could find a pair.  

Tiny handmade books.


This image is from Graphic 45.  I painted it using watercolors. 

Another catalog card.  

The library card is a German flashcard.  


Here are some close ups of the flaps.  Both of the small top and bottom flaps have a card catalog paper as the background and a bookshelf as the foreground.  I cut out a few extra books and popped them up to add dimension.  



The back cover. 
I love how this tuned out.  

What have you been crafting?
Jess






19 comments:

  1. OMG look how nice that turned out! I am never good at thinking those folds, flips and pockets through. Fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! It took forever, but I knew I was keeping it for me. :)

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  2. Wow Jess this definitely is a labour of love, and has turned out fabulous, I love all the tabs and tags, I wish I could explore it in person. Your sharing of this is perfectly timed and I am thrilled you joined us with this creation for our Inspire Your Heart with Art Event. Danie xx

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    1. Thank you Danie. I wish the photos were better. It was hard to capture all the details. The timing for the Inspire your Heart was spot on!

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  3. Oh how lucky..to work in a book shop.What great conversations you must have with customers and others who love books.
    Love your folio.

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    1. Thank you Judy! My favorite part of the day is when I can recommend a book or get a good recommendation.

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  4. That is so wonderful, so many lovely details. A true labour of love.

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  5. This is wonderful. You never cease to amaze me. I wish I was right there so I could enjoy it in real life.

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    1. Aww thank you ,Betsey. I want to see that paper calliope you made.

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  6. love your style--so much to see on each page!

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    1. Thank you. It really is crammed full of stuff :)

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  7. This is fabulously wonderful and wonderfully fabulous!!! I too am a voracious reader; I still read the printed word and find it odd to read on my ipad because it's paperless. And I love the fragrance of a bookstore or old library. I taught high school English for 37 years (retired in 2006) and now have time to pursue even more reading and writing and art. I'm so glad I stopped by today. Thanks for sharing your reading heart!

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    1. I have an e-reader and don't read on it nearly as much as I thought I would. There is just something about holding a book in your hand...

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  8. Aww, adorable folio, very interesting inside pages. Thanks for share!!

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  9. Great project and it shows your love of books !!!
    Barbara Bird / Gecko Galz DT
    mdstrwbery.blogspot.com

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