artist’s book

Non adhesive, no sewing mini instagram photo book

July 27, 2014
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by Kim
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Hello friends, today i want to show you how to make this cute mini 12 pages instagram photo book, it’s great for personal collection or give it to someone as a present. What i like about this little book is, it’s non adhesive and no sewing. All you need is a paper, a small piece of scrapbook or chiyogami paper for the cover, a ruler and a craft knife.

 

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Cut a piece of 11″ x 2.75″ paper from an A4 or Letter size paper. Fold the paper in half lengthwise, open it up and fold in the other direction in half, then accordion fold to create 8 panels. Unfold the paper, (you will see the fold lines as the sketch below) use your craft knife  to cut along the vertical fold between 6 inner panels and mountain fold the paper in half lengthwise. (see photo 1) Accordion fold the paper (photo 2 and 3) to create the pages. Note: the last page ends up being a bit less in width than the pages, but it won’t be noticeable after we put the cover on.

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pamphlet-fold-instruction

 

For the cover, cut a piece of 5.75″ x 3″ scrapbook paper, or color paper (photo 1 below). Fold the top and bottom in lengthwise to meet in the middle, make sure the cover is a bit taller than the pages (photo 2). Wrap the cover around the pages, align it so you have equal length on each side (photo 3) and fold the flap over (photo 4). Repeat the same on the other side. Then insert the end pages inside the cover flaps (photo 5). Here, you have a 1.5′ x 1.5″ mini book! (photo 6)

 

Mini-Book-Cover-Instruction

 

To add  photos to the pages without using glue, i cut a diagonal slit at all 4 corner of the pages so i can tuck in the photo (see image below). Another option is to print the image directly onto the paper before folding. I’ve created this template (download) in Adobe Illustrator, you can easily insert your images to the space indicated in the file. (You need to know how to use Adobe Illustrator)

 

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So that’s it! Below is the mini instagram photo book of my Jackie. I created the cover design, if you like to use it, you are welcome to download this freebie PDF file. :)

 

jackie-album-cover-1 jackie-album-cover-2 mini-book-inside-page

 

You could use this mini book for other things as well, like a stamp book or for flower petal collection, poem, little journal, drawing… anything you could think of that’s small enough to fit. Total adorableness! :)

 

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Wood cover miniature handmade book

November 28, 2011
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by Kim
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This non-adhesive hand bound miniature book will be available at etsy.com soon. I’m in the process of setting up the store. :) But if you will like to purchase one soon with your own image on the wood cover, please contact me for details. The hand holding origami and vintage MINI are my instagram photos. They have 48 blank pages (paper is from Neenah paper, Classic Column) measure 1.5″ x 1.5″ for the biggest book and the smallest one is 1″x1″.

Updated Jan 20th — My etsy shop is up and running! :)

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Exhibition Announcement

January 30, 2011
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by Kim
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An exhibition announcement piece for my Artists’ Book graduate thesis show. After so many years, it still hold up pretty well. I remember making 12 of this to display at the different SCAD buildings in Savannah, most of them disappeared on the 2nd day after i displayed them!  Thankfully, i was able to retrieve this piece before it’s vanished. :)

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