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Simple to challenging ways to make a book
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25 Of The Most Incredibly Beautiful Book Sculptures Ever

25 Of The Most Incredibly Beautiful Book Sculptures Ever | Let's Make a Book! | Scoop.it
This list represents the most incredibly beautiful book sculptures you have ever seen!
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Beautiful selection of amazing sculptures!

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Literary Clock

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Super easy project, make a book into a clock. Perfect for a child's bedroom--use a storybook. Or the kitchen--use a cookbook.

I made one for my frie...
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So, we're making clocks here instead of books but what a great way to use discards!

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DIY Book Clutch

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I love things that are quirky, and if they boarder on the nerdy side of quirky I love them even more. Olympia Le-Tan's handmade embroidered book clutches are so perfectly and quaintly quirky that I...
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This looks like fun!

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The Altered Page: My Library

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Nice variety of styles, bindings and collage elements.

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BENJAMIN REYNAERT

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brooklyn based artist and bookbinder
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Here's someone marketing attractive handmade books. Great place to see how different color combo's and sizes can add variation within a few formats.

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Altered Books

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Fantastic site! Links to great videos and very nice pdfs with instructions on things like making paste paper. Check it out!!

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Altered Books :: Altered Books Gallery

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A gallery of altered books incorporating collage, painting, and poetry. Beginner techniques, tips, and tutorials to help you
create you own altered books.
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Who Left A Tree, Then A Coffin In The Library? : NPR

Who Left A Tree, Then A Coffin In The Library? : NPR | Let's Make a Book! | Scoop.it
It began with a "poetree" — an ornately-crafted paper sculpture left in the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. Next was a paper dragon. Who was leaving these cryptic messages around town?
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Bookmaking With Kids » Booklet for Haiku

Bookmaking With Kids » Booklet for Haiku | Let's Make a Book! | Scoop.it
And relax, don't worry; it's always more complicated to write out directions than it is to make the book! Measure in 6 inches from the left edge, then score and fold at that point. Measure in 3-1/4 inch from the left edge, then align ...
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Making Handmade Books: Poem In Your Pocket

Making Handmade Books: Poem In Your Pocket | Let's Make a Book! | Scoop.it
You might make one of these pocket books from Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms to save your choices or to hold your own poems: (p. 33) X Book with Pockets; (p.43) Twist Card; (p.57) Pocket ...
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Maskull Lasserre - Incarnate (Three Degrees of Certainty II)

Maskull Lasserre - Incarnate (Three Degrees of Certainty II) | Let's Make a Book! | Scoop.it
Incarnate (Three Degrees of Certainty II)...

 

This incredible sculpture is carved out of obsolete computer manuals. How apropos.

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Handmade Books by the Sea Weekend I | Edinburgh Art Studio

Handmade Books by the Sea Weekend I | Edinburgh Art Studio | Let's Make a Book! | Scoop.it

Lots of ideas here and some great classes if you just happen to be in the neighborhood!!

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Teen fashion contest transforms old books into designs

Teen fashion contest transforms old books into designs | Let's Make a Book! | Scoop.it
It's not uncommon to find old books sitting on a shelf or piled up somewhere collecting dust. But recently, local teens put old, discarded books to an interesting use: They wore them.
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Great activity to invite teen participation.

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How To Make Your Own Book Planters for Succulents

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I am a firm believer that it doesn't take much to add a little charm to your home or office. During my recent visit to Poke Acupuncture, I noticed that Russell had added tons of new decorations. My favorites were his DIY homemade book planters. Here is a step by step lesson on how to create them yourself.
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While a lot of discard books would work for this project it could be fun searching out the 'just right' title for the location and/or recipient.

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Beyond Boolean: A gift fit for a librarian

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Nicely project and perfect gift!

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Berkeley artist Vita Wells makes books fly at main library

Berkeley artist Vita Wells makes books fly at main library | Let's Make a Book! | Scoop.it
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Check out all the photos in the article. What a great use of discard books in a library!

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Altered Books

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A second visit to this site but it has some great examples for combining writing and art. What imaginative discoveries and interpretations! I like "West of Dodge Poem 88."

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Altered Books | Curled Up With A Book

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This page has pulled together a beautiful collection of works. Many artists who are new to me, like Susan Porteous but some familiar names too like Brian Dettmer, king of the scalpel.

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Artist Carves Vintage Books Into Astoundingly Intricate 3D Sculptures (Photos)

Artist Carves Vintage Books Into Astoundingly Intricate 3D Sculptures (Photos) | Let's Make a Book! | Scoop.it
Like an archaeologist of written knowledge, artist Guy Laramée excavates beautiful landscapes and monuments from the pages of old books.
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Canvas to the Imagination » Blog Archive » Altered Books: Thread of Transformation

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This from an old chemistry book!!

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The Art of Bookmaking

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When I was in school, I took bookmaking classes which really helped me understand the basics of creating handmade books.
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Felt handmade sewing book, a perfect gift for a friend's birthday ...

Felt handmade sewing book, a perfect gift for a friend's birthday ... | Let's Make a Book! | Scoop.it

This takes hand made books in a different, more functional, direction. A nice change of pace!

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Handmade journals, photo albums and guest books | Blue Roof ...

I get obsessed with stuff. I'm obsessing over a number of things at the moment, one of them being bookbinding scout badges. It all started with Pod Post's.
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Saturday DO | Free People Blog

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Here's an example of how to use just a single page from a discarded book.

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