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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Peace Tree Bookmaking Project


A project for the season—a snow covered evergreen made from recycled paper with a peace garland. It can close like a book and open to display as a tree.

You'll need: 2 pieces of US Letter/A4 goos (good on one side) paper, scissors, glue stick, markers.

MAKE 2 HOT DOG BOOKLETS:



Written directions

GLUE PAGES TOGETHER:
1. Open the book.

2. Cover with glue.

3. Reassemble book. You need to be careful to get the pages glued together properly. Your glued pages should form an X when viewed from above.

4. Flatten to make a book again.

CUT TREE SHAPE:
Place the book so that the fold (spine) is on the left and cut the right side in to the shape of the tree. You can do it freehand or use this pattern.

GLUE BOOKLETS TOGETHER:
You can also glue them first and cut through ll the layers but it will be more difficult to cut. You can also make a less full tree with just one sheet of paper. If you don't have much time or are working with young children, this will be easier as there are less pages to fill.

DECORATE YOUR TREE WITH A PEACE GARLAND:
You can find the word "peace" in many languages here. I used Ultra Fine Point Sharpie markers.










Of course you can make trees with any paper in any size and decorate them however you wish. Make a bunch and create a forest.

I'd love to share your trees. Send me pictures and I'll post them.


6 comments:

Sand Hill Art said...

I received a copy of 1000 Artists' Books (Quarry Press) for Christmas and was pleased to see your work on pg. 49.

susan christensen said...

Hi, Susan - I wanted to let you know how much fun I had making hot dog books yesterday. I found your blog post on Linda Germain's blog and am so glad to have 'met'you. I will be posting pix of my books later this day over at my place. Happy creating to you! -sus

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

Was so pleased to be included. Such a great and inspirational collection.

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

Polo please share th

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

I am using my iPhone and adjusting to the auto correct and size of screen. What I meant to say is Susan, please post a link. We'd love to see your books.

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

Linda Germain's gelatin print trees
http://printmakingwithoutapress.blogspot.com/2012/12/getting-into-holiday-spirit.html?m=1

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