Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Panorama Book

I've been working with challenge materials for the past few days. These are the materials I received from Margaret in Texas, USA. The idea is to use the materials (plus some from my stash) to make at least three items: one for the person who donated the materials, one for me, and one to give away as a RAK. I'll upload pictures of the things I've made over the next couple of days or so. first things first, though: I made this panorama book for Margaret.

Panorama books open Japanese style, from left to right (back to front). The image on the front cover is part of a postcards included in the materials. The image on the back is from an old school atlas. It shows Margaret's home country, the Netherlands.

Inside, the little book folds open to reveal a larger inner life than you might have suspected. The section on the left is layered and folded to create a 3-D effect. The sections on the right fold out and are intended as journaling space. The entire book is a travel journal of sorts, as this is what most of the materials suggested. The green background papers are also form Margaret's package.

My hope is that Margaret will use the journal to record some interesting trip or other by adding photos, mementos and journaling.

If desired, the holes on the far right of the journaling section can be matched to those on the cover edge and the decorative cord used to bind them together. That will make the open book stable enough to stand on a shelf.


Margaret said...

I absolutely love it, Susan, and am looking forward to holding it in my hands! This is so much more than I ever imagined....

Gena said...

This is really striking and takes you with it! Well done, Susan!