My dear friends, I'm presenting you the shadows of your favorite fairy tales, all packed in a book no higher than 1cm ^^
It took me pretty much time to make this book, for various reasons, of which it being hard to make is not the smallest one. Still, it was a great enjoyment working on it, as you might imagine.
There's 29 fairy tales all in all (number I chose on purpose) and two decorative illustrations on the first and last page (castle and the dragon).
All here is made basically from the scratch: thread needed to be hand threaded and waxed (I found no such small to buy), pages had to be dyed in Earl Grey and special mixture of glues (to protect from ink coming on the other side), endpapers had to be dyed too, wrapping material for the covers is also a specially prepared paper, so it would resemble leather. Also, every "damage", scratch, cut or a stain on the covers or inside is actually carefully made, so the book would give the effect of frequent use and age. Not to mention that every illustration is also hand draw/inked, of course
I included titles the fairy tales above every image, even most of them don't really need some special introduction...most of us were sent to the dreamland with some of it, every night of our childhood I hope this will give you nice memories on those times
For me, this book represents two more things: first, the beginning of one project I'm planing for some time now, but that will be presented to you in next couple of days in my journal (keep an eye to it). Let's just say there will be a contest, but that it will also give you a chance to help someone, too
Second, for me, it's another small victory over my health...as some of you know, last month was bad and working on this, whenever I could afford it, kept me from going into dark thoughts. With every page finished, I would thought "Ok, I still got it, still can do it..." and it kept me pushing to do even more...you can see some of the images are a bit shaky and that's because those are the one done while under asthma attacks...I could have replace them, but didn't... those are the one I'm kinda most proud off
Photos are bit worse quality than usual, too, for the same reason...I had to do the whole photographing and making of the video in bed, so quality is far from usual quality. Sorry for that.
If you would still like to check the video, it's on YT, here: [link]
And that's that...after this long comment, I can just add: I really hope you like it
Thank you! ^^ And you can note me, if you would like one.
Also, you might like to know I'm currently running a small discount and always give free shipping
this is amazing beyond words!
First comes cutting the paper, then dyeing it in tea, drying and making "imperfections" (stains, burns,rips...). After that, papers go into special PVA/water solution, so to make them more resistant to ink., Then comes the drawing/painting (it takes the most time, of course). Then sewing the pages with a hand-made binding thread (as there's no so thin ones on market, I make it myself) and then gluing, adding previously made/painted endpapers and also previously weaved bookmark. Then follows the binding in previously prepared faux leather covers, drying and pressing and after that, cover decorations: drawing and gilding,which is the second hardest task.
Then it is ready to be presented ^^