The Joy of Trying Something New
First off I want to apologise for the lack of comments box on my last two posts. I didn’t notice it right away but now I have, the nice people at Elegant Themes are fixing it for me.
I had a really great day on Sunday learning to make paper books at Red Hot Press. This is not something I’m a natural at as it requires a lot of precision work which is not really my thing, but it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it might be. Basically making the books involves cutting, folding and maybe sticking. With some designs this is fairly simple with others a lot more complicated. I found this a bit of a challenge because of my lack of visio-spacial ability- I’m rubbish at jigsaws too!
These are some of the maquettes that we made.
In the afternoon we each chose one design to focus on and to make a larger version which we then decorated with background colours before folding. The one I choose involved folding squares of paper and gluing them together – the only book we made that was not formed of a single piece of paper.
Finally we made covers for our books covering card with handmade (though not by us) paper.
I really enjoyed my day. It was great to create alongside other people and stimulating to learn something new.
What new things will you learn this week?