Friday, July 27, 2012

BookCraft (TomeCraft) 8 Final

A little overdue but here they are, painted and then staged! With this guy i went with a dark purple as seen below.
 Above shows the book with the black wash added on. Below shows the cut construction paper cover, cut and then glued in place using tacky glue. I believe on the previous books i failed to explain this here it is. To make sure that the book covers opened and closed comfortably, i first went in and glued the areas closest to the spine, pressing the paper to the spine's cover with a wooden tool and continue gluing outward. Then closed the cover to let it dry for about...half hour?...then continued on to the other side of the cover.
 And finally got some of my goodies together to give them a proper stage. I finally found out what all the random stuff i had lying around could be used for! So here is this guy! Shall I add in the back story?..which by the way, doesn't really appeal to me, but here it is! ...again:
Long ago there was an age in which dragons roamed the heavens. Freely and majestically they soared until the race of men turned upon them for aid when fierce wars among men erupted. However, the hearts of men had grown corrupted by greed and their thirst for blood had driven them mad. When the dragons refused, men enslaved them, tortured them, and killed those who opposed them. Their numbers dwindled until, on the eve of a major battle the dragons vanished. They became ashes that engulfed the heavens with darkness and then dissipated. Legend tells that the dragons did not die, but instead, that they mustered their power to scatter their souls across the land. They fused with natural elements such as rocks, lakes, and even objects so that their spirit would live on, with the hope that one day peace would reign the land and they can, once again, be free..
 I present to thee, GALLIR!
 I'm hoping the teeth/claw pieces at the corners don't loosen up with use...

And for the fourth book, here is the painted stage. I decided to try out some metallic acrylic and i say it didn't come out that bad! 
 Added the black wash...

 Glued in the construction paper covers to the hard covers...
 Aaaand staged it! So here is this guy!

 I present to thee, HEFNIR!
 ...really liked the wrinkles that formed along the spine...

And that is it for Gallir and Hefnir. Not bad, i say...Four down, six to go!

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