I decided to make my new old cookbook the subject of a stuffed mini-book swap I am participating in. I'm excited about this book because I've never made one and it is such an interesting thing. There are little pockets to tuck things into. Here are a couple of the tutorials that I'm looking at to make my book.
So what do I think of when I think of stuffing a book about cookbooks? A recipe card!
I took the published page and added it to the back of the recipe card. It looks a little plain, but I like it.
I also made a bookmark and forgot to take pictures. I think I might make a mini zine on how either substitutions or meat cuts. The other will probably be what the mini-book is about.
It looks like all the tutorials are just pretty things bound in neat form, but I always feel like I need to make zines into actual books with stories and such. I feel weird making it just pretty pictures - unless I were to collage it, then I guess it would be okay. But to me it's not about being an art book, it's about being a book.
I'm hoping to be able to work on it more during lunch today!
Have you ever made one of mini-books? How do you view zines - art or story?
Have a great weekend!