Sunday, November 25, 2012

CD Book and Giveaway Results

Well it's been one of those weeks....crazy busy and I totally missed the Friday post with the Giveaway winner.  My apologies, the winner will be announced at the end of this post.

This is a cute little book that fits in a CD cover. 

When you open it up the CD case keeps it standing upright for display.

You can click on the photo to see larger.


- CD case
- regular copier paper, 11x17 works well if you have it
- ruler
- scissors
- glue stick
- assorted scrap papers
- embellishments
- tacky glue
- liquid and disk tempera


You have to make some careful measurements when making this book.  You want the book to fit perfectly in the case so you can close it.

Measure the dimensions of the case excluding the spine and take a 1/8 to a 1/4 of an inch off those dimensions.

Here I took a sheet of 11x17 paper and cut 2 strips that are 12x36 cm or 4 3/4"x 13 3/4".  This makes a 5 page book not counting the front cover.

Fold each strip into 3.

Using a glue stick glue the last page of one strip to the first page of the other strip.

You want them to completely cover one another.

Your book should fit perfectly in your CD case.  In order for it to close the paper must be under those little plastic flaps at the top and bottom of the case.

I prefer not to secure the front page to the case, like by taping or gluing, as this can make it harder to close.  When you open the book you just slide that front page back in place if needed.

For the front cover of this "SNOW" book I painted the paper blue, added some snow drifts with some paper that had white streamer glued to it as well as some newspaper that was painted white and then coated with glitter glue.

The letters were cut from white paper and outlined on the edges with silver sharpie.

I punched some holes out of white paper and glued those on for the snow.

When the cover is dry paint the backgrounds for the pages on the other side.  I did a light blue with dots made in white paint and the end of a paintbrush.

Darker blue with white circles from a toilet roll stamped in white paint.
Grey with painted on glitter.
Purple with white paint dropped in with an eye dropper and then blown with a straw for some snow covered trees.  Finally I used a white crayon to make some snow drifts, made dots in the sky with it as well and then painted in a sunset.  The crayon resisted the paint to make it look like it was snowing.

I glued on some snowflakes for the first page.  A little snowman made from painted paper scraps for the third, and then added text printed out from the computer and the cut and glued into place.

Embellish if you wish just choose fairly flat items so you can still close that case.

Now the giveaway winner for "Drawing Comics Lab" by Robyn Chapman.  A new release from Quarry Books.

I had 82 total entries and the winner by random draw is:

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-11-26 05:42:26 UTC

which is Lisa Wood who sent me this email:

"I would love a chance to win the Comics Lab book. Thanks for this new idea. I'm sure the students in my class would love it."
Congratulations Lisa and thanks everyone for entering.  Sorry again for the delay.

1 comment:

  1. Darn! I wish I stumbled onto your website sooner. I could use drawing advice-- all my cartoons are just stick people with funny hats and vaguely constipated expressions.