Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Digging Tunnels!

Hi everyone,

I really DIG these tunnel books :o) Here's my first one all finished now ...


 The papers I've used are leftovers from the Bird Song collection by Graphic 45 - I've been hoarding them for YEARS now, so it's great to finally put them to good use.

The method I used is demonstrated by theZim on You Tube - check out this video to see how he makes one of his amazing tunnel books with postcards. The sides are accordion-folded, then little flaps are cut to securely hold each frame inside the tunnel. Then the sides are covered with strips cut from a coordinating piece of card of paper.

I added a handle at the top because I wanted this one to be reminiscent of a lantern ...



Usually the back panel would be a solid image, but I decided to go with vellum, so that if you stand this in the window, the light shines through. Here's the back ...


Now I want to see what I can do with some of the children's books I have squirreled away, I love the idea of using found objects as theZim does, so I will be keeping my eye open for suitable flyers and so on when we're out and about ...

Thanks for dropping into check out my blog today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx

4 comments:

theZim said...

Thanks again for the shout out glad you are inspired by my work! Your tunnel book looks amazing! Love the lantern theme! :)

Helen Wallace said...

Brilliant and intricate work Annie - you must be a super patient person to create such delicate little pieces of art. I love the idea of the vellum at the back and the little handle for the lantern.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

This looks incredible, Annie! I was wondering how to make these when I watched his other video on your FB post. I didn't know he did a tutorial as well. Love the Japanese inspiration in your version!

Valerie Thorpe said...

Another thing I saw this week on you tube. They look great. Going to see if I can find them here or maybe I will have to make my own. They look quite fiddly and I am not sure I have the patience for that, but the end result is well worth it.