I’m back from my little holiday, and my fascination with maps and pockets continues.
The pages are a mixture of fine white 100gsm and coloured sugar paper, and they are punctuated with portfolio pockets that have been made using pages from a vintage atlas. The covers, too, have been made using pages from the same atlas. It’s a fun, and very colourful, book and I think it’d make a nice travel journal for someone.
This is the first in the series, and I have another two which are almost finished (they just need to be stitched together). Once those are done I’ll pop them all on Etsy.
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Posted in General craftiness, tagged book, calendar, dali, envelopes, pockets, portfolio, recycling, salvador dali, stationery, upcycling on July 31, 2011 |
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Regular readers will know that I rarely throw anything away. I haven’t had a wall calendar for a number of years, but I still have quite a few from the past lurking around…
Yup, that is a calender from the year 2000. I wasn’t joking about not throwing things away.
What did I finally decide to make with this calendar? I’m still resolutely not making books, so this isn’t really a book, it’s more of a portfolio. Possibly a book full of pockets. Can you tell I’m clueless as to what to call it?
I made envelopes out of the beautiful calendar pages (I’ve always had a thing for Dali), and then made a cover using another of the pages. There are eight envelopes/pockets in this portfolio, and they are bound into the cover using an accordion style binding.
This was a bit of an experiment for me, and although it took ages to make I’m really pleased with the result. I plan to make more of these in future (yes, I have more calendars stashed away…) and hopefully the future ones will be quicker to make now that I’ve figured out the method!
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