Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jane Austen Flip Book Tutorial


I am sure many of you have been making "flip books", but I thought that I would put together a brief photo  tutorial just in case someone was wanting some help.  After this, if you have been hesitant, you will be off and running (with your "petticoat 6  inches in mud!" P& P chapter 8) !  In this post, we will be just developing the "skeleton" of our Flip Book.



To make things simple...I use 12 inch X 12 inch paper.


Fold in half.


Please disregard the horizontal crease you see here....it is a total boo boo!  Cut your paper in half (without the added crease)


You will now have two halves of your paper.  Divide evenly into thirds.   Mark off 4 inches and 8 inches.

Crease along those two markings as shown.



I do several at a time.



If you want the inside of your flip book to be "lined" , you need to glue a piece (I used a contrasting paper) the same size to your other piece.




It might need a tiny bit of adjustment, trim here and there as needed.


I made 4 flip book "skeletons ".  They will be ready to add pages to, and embellish when I am ready to sit down and write  a letter.




We will explore  the completed flip book in my next post!  Have you sent any flip books lately? It's a great way to send little goodies to your pen friend.  

Write Letters,
Write Often!

Lady Pamela

















8 comments:

  1. I love the flip books and I have made quite a few now. I love the paper you have used in your demonstration, it is so pretty. I have another two to make at the moment which is so nice. Have fun everyone :)
    Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

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    1. Thank you Lady Anne, I would love to see some of your flip books...I'll bet they are gorgeous! Let me hop on over to your blog! ;-)

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  4. Lady Pamela,

    Thank you for posting this tutorial for the basics of a flip book. I'll have to keep an eye out at the craft store for some Austen-esque paper :D.

    -Lady Jennifer

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    1. You are more than welcome, Lady Jennifer!

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  5. Squee! I love the papers! And the tie w/the lock! :)

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    1. I have a thing for Lovely papers...so much fun!

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