Friday, August 27, 2010

The Library Grows!


Been trying to learn to make books lately. With each one I try a new material or technique. I now have a wood block one, a couple leather ones, and some cloth covered ones, some with real pages that don't open and one that's laying open and can't close.


The redish one on the top is leather - I tried to paint some gold decoration on it. Maybe I'll have a steadier hand with the next one ;-) The open one is a journal with hand written pages in French that I found on the internet.


And - yay! - they fit on my tiny bookshelves!

21 comments:

Eva said...

They look so real, congratulations :)
So well done, I love them

Irene said...

Cynthia, these look so good, I'm very impressed.

Catherine said...

Oh Cynthia! I love them!!! What a lovely miniature scene you have created on that table. The photo you framed looks great.

I am pea green with envy of all of you who can make these in scale printed things like your books. Linda's rugs and mail. My skills with a computer are a big fat zero!!!!!! I have tried and failed several times. Anyway... It all is just wonderful right down to the quill in the inkwell. :-)

Ingrid said...

congratulations,they look so real. I love them. The scene and foto are wonderful
groetjes Ingrid

Yolanda said...
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Yolanda said...

Te han quedado muy bien los libros en miniatura, es una de las cosas que mas me gusta hacer a mi, llevo un tiempo haciendo libritos. Enhorabuena. Besos. Yolanda.

Ascension said...

Has hecho un gran trabajo, me encanta como te han quedado.
besitos ascension

Susanne said...

Your books are very beautuful!
Love, Susanne

Kathi said...

I love the gold on the leather book!
You've made a beautiful little desk!

elis said...

They look great!
Elis

Kicki said...

Such lovely books.And the decoration on them and the book with the french letter in it.Beautiful work!!!Congratulations!!!
Kicki.

Norma said...

You have been busy since I was a last over for a visit. These books are great, I just love mini books of all kinds so I can understand how much fun you've been having with them. The vanity, especially the perfume bottles, in the previous post are fabulous too!

Kikka said...

Beautiful Books, Great work!

Roelie said...

Ow what a beautiful books !Especially the note book and I love the linnen'rose'book. Great job!!

Greetings, Roelie

Flora said...

Cynthia, I literally love all your books!!!
I appreciate that you have used different materials and thicknesses because the result is very realistic: there is a variety of real libraries :-)
If you ever propose a swap, I book for your books :-)
Mini hugs, Flora

miniacollection said...

Your books are great, I love the ones on the desk. Lovely photos.
Geneviève

Clara said...

Hacer libros bien hechos no es fácil. Estos te han salido muy bien. Tú eres muy exijente. Me gustan todos.
Besos Clara.

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

First rate! I love the decoration you did on the top book on the table stack -- looks marvellous :)

ESTEFANIA said...

Los libros te han quedado geniales! lucen fantásticos en tu escritorio. Un besote!

otterine said...

Gorgeous books! My favorite is the big red leather one. :D

Sabiha Barkey said...

I love mini books...never can enough of these!!!

Sabihax