Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Recycle X 5: Mini-Binder

For my fourth project with recycling cardboard I decided to make a mini-binder for some visual ephemera related to the Disechanted & Co. series. There were a couple of problems along the way (one stain never really dried, and I had trouble getting the duct tape on straight) so I need to repeat the project and work out a few bugs before I post directions for it.

In the meantime, here's a slideshow of how I worked on it from start to finish:

LynnViehl's Mini Bonder album on Photobucket

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  1. The finished product looks good, though. I've been collecting min-album tutorials, and this looks very nice.

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    1. Thanks, I thought it came out pretty despite all the problems, too. Once I repeat the process and weed out some of the bugs I will post a how-to, Anderyn.

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  2. I like the look of the finished product. I'm looking forward to your instructions.

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    1. I should have included a few shots of the stain getting all over my hands, though, ha. Will make another this week and get a proper instructional post up.

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  3. Wow, that looks wonderful. :) I love how you incorporate your art with your writing.

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    1. As anyone in my family will tell you, Jaime, everything in my life is about writing -- or if it isn't, I make it fit. :)

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  4. That is so cool! You have way better ideas than I do. I have saved the cardboard in the past, but ended up tossing it when I couldn't figure out what to do with it.

    On another note, why does Blogger keep showing a Links To This Post on the bottom of your pages with the same posts that are years old and have nothing to do with what you're blogging about? Just one of those odd thoughts...

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    1. I'm not sure what the Blogger links to glitch is, Theo, but I'll see if I can't deprogram it.

      I didn't think I would come up with many original ideas on what to do with the cardboard, to be honest. I began by falling back on some things I've seen in magazines, and then I got disgusted with myself and started over. What really helped was thinking about what I actually need as a writer and journaler; that kept me away from ideas that were pretty but pretty useless, too.

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    1. It was so much fun, too, Dawn -- highly recommend everyone try upcycling like this; you never know what will come from a couple pieces of trash.

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