After the Autumn Tidings Tunnel Book video debuted on September 14th, a number of you wrote to say how much you loved it and wondered whether I could create one for Christmas. I spent some time searching and found imagery that I absolutely fell in love with and soon was off and running.
This time I’m working with the 6″ x 9″ Rectangular Tunnel Book and as you’ll see in the video, it’s a little different than the 6″ x 6″ options since the tunnel grows narrower as you get to the back of the book, but the height never changes. This allowed me to have a full page image on the inside back cover that is what you see when looking into the tunnel. I set the characters so you would see just enough in the small opening to whet your appetite and make you want to page through the book to the end.
Unlike the other pages, the inside back cover is one full sized sheet and it meant to cover the entire surface. Those other pages are meant to have images placed in whatever fashion you wish. The kit includes more than enough imagery for you to mimic my layout, add to it, or strike out on your own and create your vision of the book. It may appear complicated as you read this, but will make much more sense once you watch the video.
I mentioned there is a kit; it includes the blank chipboard 6″ x 9″ Tunnel Book, 5 Book Rings, and 5 Collage Sheets packed with the lovely images.
This project was a labor of love. I enjoyed the process and am thrilled with the finished piece. A completed book would make a lovely family heirloom or a treasured gift. Or give the kit as a gift so the recipient can fall under the creative spell and create her own version.
Photos of my finished book are toward the bottom of the page. Scroll to see them.
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