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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Miniature Magazines for Dollhouse


So, here is a fun fast and super easy way to make miniature magazines for your doll houses or shadow boxes..

MATERIALS NEEDED
  • Photo glossy paper
  • Color Printer
  • Glue 
  • Paper cutter
  • Ruler
  • Old postcards
  • Scoring board
1. I downloaded the image of the covers from the internet. A tip for you guys here when you are searching go to the settings on top and select LARGE images this enables you to download images that have high pixel rate.. which gives you better quality images when you print them.

    I wanted mini National Geographic Magazine so I chose the ten best covers over the 50 years. And downloaded to my computer, then I copied the images to Microsoft Word Document and right clicked on the image and selected size. In the length I chose 1.05" the breath gets adjusted on its own and i suggest you not mess with it as to get a proper image.
    So, here you see my covers printed on a Glossy photo paper as you can see I left space in between, you will see why in a bit.



2. Using a Score board score as close to the edge of the cover and then at 1/8" to form the binding. And then I cut the individual pieces, using the blank part as the back cover. see below.


Click on the image below to get a better look at the cover and the score lines.


3. To make the inside pages i stacked together some old postcards I had lying around and when I was happy with the thickness which fit the binding I glued the edges with some good glue. this ensured the postcards stayed together and they looked like pages . Then I glued on the covers on the postcards and wrapped the back cover around .


4. Lastly I took a metal ruler and a sharp cutter and trimmed around the cover to cut out the little magazine. You can see the result below.. I did not ink the edges as I wanted then to be bright and white like they usually are and they look very very realistic although I do say s myself..


Please do try it ... hope you liked the tutorial ...

Ciao
Ash

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