Monday, June 8, 2009

Kabob Spine Handmade Book

I have finally finished a project that was started a month ago. I made a book out of a heavy drawing cardstock type paper and Kabob skewers. Not quite sure what the name of this spine is but it was a dickens trying to get it to work. Of course it would have been easier if I had found instructions on the internet for it instead of going on memory. What is the fun in reading instructions;-)
After I finally got it together I painted and added pattern paper and ephemera. Once that was done I used this little book as my writing journal for nine days off and on.

Front cover
First page spread
Second page: There is a quote under the film.
Third page: I started writing around the edge.
Fourth page: My bird, Chickie chewed on my book, bottom of right side. Silly bird!
Fifth page: Made transfers with packing tape.
Sixth page: Made stamps out of wine bottle corks.
Seventh page: Kids thought Mom was silly for gluing chocolate wrappers in book. Hey! What ever is not nailed down I might use it in an art project;-)
Eighth page
Ninth page: I got a new purple Sharpie pen to write with.
Back cover
Well that is all of the pages that this fun little book contains. I hope to do another one in the future, perhaps I will read the instructions, or not!


Mar said...


Brian K said...

A very beautiful book in deed! Very cool!

winna said...

I would LOVE to make one but probably won't--I have the directions and yours is the best! It is ultra creative with each turn of the page a feast---love the colors!!

freebird said...

I think that's called a piano hinge book. I'll be making one in a workshop coming up online. Hmm, didn't like hearing it's difficult to do. You've made a nice full book out of it.

Anonymous said...

I am soooo impressed! Wonderful book.

Sally said...

What a fantastic little book. Such a joy writing in it. An honorable display of patience.

Mar said...

this morning i visited your nature blog
that has awesome photos
and then i went to your website

like you i have a broad range and i enjoyed all your places
your daughter has a great photo prescence and is lovely!

nanke's stuff said...

Very cool, indeed! nancy

angeltreats said...

This is gorgeous - I've never seen a binding like this before. I'll have to do a bit of googling to find out more. Love the pages too, especially the photo on the second page.

Janice said...

Hi Rhonda - I made a piano hinge book once with a wolf on the front; and Freebird, I thought it was too difficult to try again. You can check it out on my blog if you like.

Thanks for visiting and commenting about weeds, Rhonda - Tooele, hmmm - I went to school in Logan many years ago.

Janice said...

and I forgot to say how beautiful I think your kabob book is ... I went back again and looked at the pages in close-up - reading your journal entries - sorry about the health problems

I really like the name kabob book better than piano hinge book

Suzanne said...

Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog.
I love your kabob book - the pages have an intense intorverted look that really appeals to me. I'm still working up to really expressing myself deeply in my journals. This book really inspires me to let go and do it.
Cheers - Suzanne

arlene said...

I luv Kabob Book !!
excellent!inspiring !!