Saturday, 22 June 2013

The Fairy Book

Hello folks,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It has been a while since my last post. I will be updating you very soon with my new project.

After the great success that I had with 'The Book of Fairytale Spells' I have made another book called 'The Fairy Book' In this book you find a whole collection of different fairies from all over the world with full color pictures and information. The book contains over 40 pages.

The Fairy Book
To make this book you need:

1. To print the two book sheets by pressing on this link The Fairy Book download sheets
2. Card board (even from a cereal box)
3. Masking tape
4. Glue stick
5. Scissors
6. A small piece of bronze ribbon (approx 3 mm wide)

Step 1

 After printing your fairy book sheets, cut out the book cover and the book cover templates from a piece of card board. 

Step 2

 Using your glue stick, stick the cardboard templates close together inside the book cover. Make sure that the templates fit in the book cover. Then bend and stick the book flaps inside the book cover.

Your book cover will look like this.

Step 3

Cut out the  4 strips of book pages and fold them.

Glue the ends of the first strip with the beginning of the second, third and the forth strip. After this step you will notice that you have the pair of floral green inner cover pages at the end of the now long strip. Make sure that each page has been folded evenly. The pages are alphabetic order so you won't mix them up. Then you can glue the back of each folded page. Press the folds tightly as much as possible.

Step 4

Cut out a small piece of masking tape and place it over the spine of the pages. This will help to keep the pages tight together and it will be easier for you to stick the pages to the cover. Also before adding the masking tape you can add the piece of ribbon at the spine of the book from the top part. This will be the book mark of the book.

Step 5

Use the glue stick to glue the inner green cover pages to the inside of the book cover. Make sure that the pages are lined in properly with the cover. Sometimes it is even better to position the pages with the book closed.

Step 6

Find the center pages and position the book mark in the center. Cut out the extra length of the ribbon at an angle. And finally this is how your book would look like.

I hope that you will find the tutorial helpful. Also please note that this book can only be made for personal use

If you have any difficulties or would like to ask questions about how to make this book please don't hesitate to email me.

This book is the second of my collection. and as I will be making more books, the books on the spine will be numbered too.

These are the two books that I have made so far.

To make The Book of Fairytale Spells go to this link The Book of Fairytale Spells

The numbered books. 
Keep tuned as very soon I will be sharing with you my new project.

Take care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Fairy Tale Magical Mystery Tower comes to it's "Happily Ever After!"

Hello my dear friends,

Here we are again! Being busy like always and probably you all got used to it by now. The weather hasn't settled in like I was hoping for and instead of Summer it seems like Autumn is more likely to come. I wonder what happened to my sunny, hot summer. I also wanted to welcome two new followers of my blog; Sharon Larkin and Kyle Lefort. WELCOME!

Today I will be sharing with you the last and final update to my fairy tale tower. Yes The Fairy Tale Magical Mystery Tower came to it's "Happily Ever After!" ending. I still can't believe that another project has come to an end without adding more to it. It does pain me when I totally complete one of my projects. It feels like I am saying good bye to good old friend that has kept me company for a long time. 

The Fairy Tale Magical Mystery Tower
As the inside was complete it was time for me to decorate as much as possible the exterior of the building. I was very pleased of how I had plastered and painted the outside but  it definitely still needed that little extra oomph!

So the first thing that I changed was the tower's flag. It's original flag was made out of a frail material in plain red; something that I didn't want for this tower. I have used the flag from Disney's Motion Picture Tangled. It just fitted in perfectly being Rapunzel's Tower. I was thrilled that it turned out perfectly with the scene. 

From Disney's Motion Picture 'Tangled'
My Fairy Tale Tower's Flag
Then I have made some hinges for the door leading to the Witch's Den. Being a bit spooky I went for a medieval touch. I have cut the hinges from thick cardboard, painted them and stuck them to the the door. The where just perfect.

Door hinges made out of cardboard
As the tower's kit came without any perspex for the windows I decided to add them myself. So I found a plastic box cover. I have criss crossed it with a permanent marker and fitted them in the lower windows. 

Adding the glass to the windows

Then came the hardest part; decorating the tower with flowers. I have made all the flowers and leaves myself using polymer clay. They took me days to finish but it was all worth it.

And finally this is how it looks.

I wanted to thank all of you who have followed the progress of this tower. I really appreciate it. Now I will be taking a short break just before I start another project. It is always better to clear up your mind from one project before starting another. In the mean time I will still be updating you all with some polymer clay miniatures that I have been making. It won't be too long before I start as I am already preparing for the big starting day of my new project. So make sure to remain tuned.

Take Care and see you soon.

Rebecca xxx