I am in a miniature book making frenzy!
I took a workshop with Teresa Layman in October. Her website is HERE. This is a picture of her prototype for Natalie's Garden House (of course mine is still in progress and I hope it eventually looks this amazing!):
I'm planning to make a circular bookshelf for a part of the back wall and need tons of books. I've been making books for the last few weeks and wanted to share my progress so far:
I also wanted to share the sources of reference material that I especially loved for miniature book making. I looked at so many You Tube videos, purchased kits, looked at tutorials on full size books, and made my own book spines to print out. I started out feeling pretty ambitious wanting all the books to have open pages. I quickly realized that the books that barely show don't need that level of detail and moved on to the next (easier) technique. For the assortment above, I used about five different types of materials for the pages.
YouTube Channels and the Tutorials I watched:
DollhouseDesigns Making Miniature Dollhouse Books
We Love Miniatures How to Make Miniature Books
AkameruKawaii Miniature Scrolls & Spell Books
Maive Ferrando Miniature Spell Books Tutorial
The Mouse Mansion Miniature Books Tutorial
The Square to Spare How to Make Miniature Books
Kits that I purchased:
Mini Mundus - 89 Small Antiquarian Book Covers - I purchased this kit a very long time ago when images of open books weren't readily available on the internet. I picked it up at a show, but this link is the actual company that makes the kits. They sell 3 different book cover kits and book cases. The quality is amazing and since these books look new, they will provide a nice variety on my shelves alongside the old tattered books.
LDelaney's Miniature Book Kit and Tutorial (Etsy) - Visit Lady Delaney's Etsy shop not just for the great book kit but also a wide variety of books that are already done and available for purchase.
I hope this is helpful! I'll keep you guys posted on my progress.
Thanks for stopping by!