I made this gif ages ago but it was too big to publish on Tumblr.
When I found it today and separated it into 3 parts to be able to show it. I think it’s cute. I would chose a lighter and less saturated color scheme if I made it today but I let it be the way I originally made it :)
Just want to share a few pictures of my DIY mini book. Tried to create a random “my thoughts” type book and it came out a mixture of scrapbooking and art journaling. I really like how it came out though! Check out some more pictures on my Flickr.
So I sat down to finish up this thing and then I realised that have no idea how to mix the dyes and paints to recreate the colours used by Michelle so I took a piece of wood to experiment on that and then remembered I have that tiny Titan and Wrathia books and… stuff happened. >.> I think I know what to do now, so the next book should be the real deal I hope.
Green sheepskin, gold powder dye, tiny bamboo planks, iron nail, acrylic modelling paints, handdyed paper. The book’s size is 4 x 2.5 cm, a bit bigger than Kennedy half-dollar from 1969.
Saw something fancy in a movie, comic, library, game, animation, read about it in a book? Or do you have your own idea and think it would look nice? Got suggestions or general ideas? Ask & Submit buttons are on the right! Feel free to use them!
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Pour les français ! J’ai eu énormément de difficultés pour me décider de la méthode d’envoi de mes petits livrets… J’ai finalement opté pour un envoi sans suivi (avec les risques de laposte) parce que faire payer 7€ pour un livret de 4€ je trouve que c’est exagéré ! D:
J’ai pu abaisser les frais d’envoi (laposte + paypal) à 2€ ce qui reste cher pour une si petite chose, donc je vous propose quelques “pack” !
Now presenting on this #MiniatureMonday: a truly wonderful collection of miniature ‘zines, written and illustrated by three young brothers in South Philadelphia in the 1850s. The tiniest are six 4x5 centimeter volumes titled “The Fair,” illustrating the boys’ visits to the Franklin Institute’s Exhibition of American Manufactures, an annual event in Philadelphia that displayed new inventions and goods. Issues of “The Fair” span from 1850 to 1853.
The Whiteman brothers made their illustrations to mirror the objects and media they saw on display at the exhibition. The delightful bird drawing you see in the bottom photo was likely drawn with India inks sold at the Franklin, and the tiny framed dog in the top photo is actually a very small woodblock print!
The first issue is up in our Digital Library, here.