I've never showed the FIRST book 'dori I made, so today's the day!
One of the things I like to collect (and that category is LEGION), are books with interesting/ weird/ unintentionally-funny titles.
This book, "The Strange Woman", was purchased at a flea market.
If you're interested in learning how to make a book 'dori, here's an earlier post I did on creating one. Using the book cover "as is" cuts out a number of steps.
(I won't be talking about CONSTRUCTION in this post; I'll just be walking through the CONTENTS.)
I made this book BEFORE I got the super-helpful Crop-a-dile, but I haven't gone back in to make it neater with grommets because for this book, kinda grungy is the way I wanted it to look. Since this 'dori is of the JUNK VARIETY, I add things here and there when and where the spirit moves me. In that way, it's sorta like a stamp album. I like sitting with a glue stick and a pile of JUNK and adding items.
Here are the outside cover and the inside cover:
Much of this book relies on junk mail and greeting cards. The "Materials that don't exist yet" was a big fold-out inauguration mailer from my alma mater.
(Apparently ending a sentence with a preposition wasn't a prob for them. Tsk, tsk!) "Crap book" was originally the cover of an ancient Scrapbook that I had. You'll see the paper from this scrapbook later on in this post.
This 'dori holds a total of 6 notebook inserts, all made by me.
The book also holds a bunch of greeting cards that I've saved over the years.
I wanted this 'dori to hold things that have inspired me and made me happy. I was tired of having them in a container where I couldn't see their cuteness.
OK, on to the FLIP!
(All of these thumbnails can be clicked on for a larger, pop-up view.)
Some notes on these pages:
BIG PAINTINGS insert: Graph paper interior (used for taking notes while out-n-about)
MANHATTAN MAP insert: Watercolor paper interior
LANGUAGES THAT DON'T EXIST insert: Graph paper interior (Used for taking notes on art books)
COLLECTIONS insert: Ancient scrapbook paper interior (Houses kids' drawings, my jr. high i.d.s, movie blurb collection, Salada tea tag collection, fortune cookie fortunes, cartoons and cartoonists, a collection of envelope innards) I figured a book called "The Strange Woman" was the perfect place to stash the odd collection of collections I've saved, some from a very long time ago.
SKETCHBOOK insert: Cardstock interior
BLACK insert: Flocked scrapbook paper cover with patch from childhood; scrapbook paper interior cover with construction paper/ lined black paper pages. Used for black and white exploration.
Thanks for taking a look! I hope there was something here that's perhaps sparked an idea for you in creating your own Junk 'Dori.
If you have any questions about this post, please don't hesitate to leave them in the comments section! :-)