Handmade books in miniature

by brae  

Today I spent some time putting together books for the fireplace bookcases.  Some were scanned from books in my personal library, but most were cover images I found online.

I used bass wood in various thicknesses to create the pages, painting the edges in white, grey and yellow-browns for some variety.  I tried to not be too careful in making them since I wanted them to look like a nice collection of gently worn and well-loved used books.  :]

7 comments

Comment from: christine [Visitor]

Very real looking! Your Spring Fling house is going to be awesome!!

06/21/11 @ 17:54
Comment from: Plushpussycat [Visitor]

These are great! I love the colors and modern style to them. Books are my favorite, and I want to learn how to make some. I can definitely see myself investing in some readable mini books too, later. Thanks for the inspiration!
Jennifer

06/21/11 @ 18:15
Comment from: lataina [Visitor]

I love mini books….well, I love books in general, but they’re so darn cute in mini!!!! Your collection is great! Looking forward to seeing your spring fling entry. =)

06/21/11 @ 22:22
Comment from: susi [Visitor]

Su casa será la mas bonita y original del mundo…….gracias por mostrar tanta belleza, un beso
Susi

06/21/11 @ 23:57
Comment from: Annina [Visitor]  

How funny - “Dreaming of Sweden” is in my mini book collection I made a few years ago too!

06/22/11 @ 00:57
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you all for your kind comments! Annina - that is funny…I love that cover. Maybe I should read the book. :))

06/22/11 @ 05:00
Comment from: Drora Hed [Visitor]

You did a great job with these books. Lovely collection.

06/22/11 @ 13:36


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