Woodland Mushroom picture on a tiny 3x2inch book – Madebymanda4u
Handmade miniature sketch book with ceramic tile covers - Beige - Mushroom imprint  3x2inch 80 Pages - Madebymanda4u

Woodland Mushroom picture on a tiny 3x2inch book

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Handmade miniature sketch book with ceramic tile covers - Beige - Mushroom imprint 3x2inch 80 Pages

 

Little notebook with ceramic covers 8x6cm with 80 135gsm Cartridge paper, bound by hand with cotton Coptic stitch which allows the book to open flat.

Material used

I use Crawford and Black paper which says it is high quality 130gsm white cartridge paper suitable for pencil, pen and watercolour.

Stoneware

 Watch Lego characters demonstrate and for all the book previews ▶ Check out Tiny Book playlist on YouTube 

HOW IM MADE

These little ceramic tile books are totally unique and made by hand, although they are small they are as labour intensive as a large book, this is reflected in the price.

The stoneware clay is rolled out and stamped with a design and left to dry for two weeks before firing in the kiln, its then sanded cleaned and glazed before going in the kiln a second time.

Then the fun begins, I have always enjoyed paper crafts so this is a relaxing way to spend the evening. The paper is cut and folded and creased individually so they lie flatter. 40 times for a little book.

The papers are gathered into 5 signatures of 5 sheets giving 50 pages to draw on. Each signature is then sewn to the ceramic tiles using Coptic stitch which allows the book to lie flat.

Finally, the inserts are added in the front and back covers and the book is left under some pressure to help it settle into shape.