Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Making books

We make quite a few of our own books – Tom is especially keen to have his own blank books to create in. Sometimes our books are completely made from scrap or recycled paper. Other books are made from whatever cardboard or stiff paper is lying around for the cover, and whatever blank paper is lying around for the pages. For this book, Tom was inspired by another of Gregory Roger’s books, this time, “The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard”. Isn’t that a fabulous title?

To make the books, we use my small scrapbook guillotine to cut the pages, and then cut a cardboard cover slightly larger. Sometimes we use a stapler to put them together, but usually I use my sewing machine to sew down the middle.

Tom’s story involved the 3D figure of wire and paper that he is making in his art class. “3D Tom” went on an adventure to have an ice-cream and only just made it back in time to the art class before “real Tom” discovered he was missing! Tom really loved following the comic book style of Gregory Roger’s books and using only pictures to tell his story.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness - sewing down the middle...what a fantastic idea!! Can't wait to try that one and impress my constant book creators…thank you! KLH