Sunday, 24 September 2017

Making an X Book




Hi

In this post I wanted to show how I made this little book using one

 folded sheet of paper.




This was made from one of my painted papers.

 I am working on the inside at the moment and will share it another time.

This little book is called an X Book.

I'm sure you can find instructions for making these little folded books 

 on-line, however, I found this technique in a book called

'Making Handmade Books' by Alisa Golden.


Begin by taking a piece of paper (this one measured  23cm x    )





Fold in half lengthwise
.



Again into quarters.




Make sure to make the folds sharp using something like a bone folder.

Then fold the edges back on themselves to make a concertina shape.



.
Open it up and cut along the crease I have highlighted here with a black pencil line.




Now it should look like this.


Folding back over to look like this.



Then squeeze the two ends together and fold around to form the cover
.





Once folded you can leave as is but I prefer to apply Matt medium

 to the back side and re-fold and adhere the pages in place.




I hope you will give it a try. Its a good way to use those painted papers.

Thanks for visiting.

XXX




5 comments:

  1. Wonderful, great work.
    A cool idea !

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  2. beautiful little book, fantastic Work!!!!
    Greetings Elke

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  3. Brilliant little book, thanks for sharing the directions. And I love how it totally changes the painted paper! Sort of 'framing' different parts on each page. ♥♥♥

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  4. A delightful little book and a great idea for a different kind of project. I can see it as another way to make a card. Thank you for sharing the process Carol. Cheers :D)

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  5. What fun! Great tutorial, Carol.

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