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blue and silver book by svenmarie blue and silver book by svenmarie
This is a little book I made for one of my best friends.

It's 105mm x 83mm x 20mm, has 10 signatures and 200 pages. It's nice and thick! (:

The inside paper was cut into size from envelopes (Envelopes are made out of the most amazing paper! <3). The book is handbound on tapes with handmade endbands, a purple bookmark ribbon and purple endpapers to match.
The cover is a blue paper printed with silver swirls, and the spine and corners are protected with blue linnen. I used the same ribbon as for the bookmark to decorate the spine.

This is the first time I made this kind of cover, and the first time I filed the cardboard for the cover so that the edges and corners are round.
I'm happy with the result! (:
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Himbeerschnee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
This is gorgeous!
Everything fits together so well!
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Aww, thanks!
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Remige Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Lovely.
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Thank you! (:
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Folksaga Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's very nice! I like how you used the ribbon on the cover! :)
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Thank you! (:
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flameinheaven Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work! the book looks amazing!
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Thanks! (:
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Meeresbande Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
This is a very beautiful book! :heart:
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thaaanks!
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AgnesPterry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Beautiful paper cover, it truly fits! This is gorgeous, svenmarie. If this book were in a fantasy series it would be a magical wishing book where you could write down your dreams and they would come true. Or perhaps a place where Scheherazade's stories were written down.

I'm going to have to try making cloth triangle corners on my book covers in the future, because these look really good.
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Oooh, thank you so much! :blushes: It's a gift for a friend, so let's hope the wishes she writes in it get fullfilled :dummy:

The triangles aren't too difficult; you should try it.
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Marenne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really nice! How did crafting your own headband work out? Love to see it detailed :P
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
I just took a length of string and rolled a long piece of satin around it.
One day I want to learn to actually sew headbands myself.
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Marenne Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Me too! :D
I think I have a tuturial somewhere...
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Elvynne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wow this little book is amazing, you're definitely an inspiration for me to learn some book binding! Very adorable, great work :)
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Thanks! :dummy:
The good thing about bookbinding is that, with a good tutorial, you can get very satisfying results on your first try. And it's lots of fun! So yes, you should try it! (:
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Elvynne Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Oh definitely!! Are there any good tutorials that you recommend?
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Well, I learned mostly out of one book, but it's in german :shrug:
The advantage of having a whole book dedicated to teaching you bookbinding is that it covers a lot more than a shorter tutorial can, like the importance of paper grain and what glues to use and so on.
Perhaps your library has some! (:
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Elvynne Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Oh wow, thanks! I guess I'm going to be taking a visit to my library pretty soon and see what I come up with ^^
Thanks so much!
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
There are also a gazillion bookbinding tutorials on the net and on dA, too. They can be really helpful to start you out. (:
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Glad I could help (:
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MadeAnew Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Writer
this is really well made, you dont really see craftsmanship this decent anymore, i love how bright it is as well.... your an amazing craftsperson^^ keep up the good work
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Thank you so much! It means a lot.
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MadeAnew Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Writer
no problem. good work deserves recognition
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