My youngest honorary son graduates high school this week. I wanted to make a special card but then found a blog about making Bitty books. I used a discarded photograph donated for my creative endeavors by Vincent Goetz. These colors looked perfect for a young man. I cut the photograph into a 12 inch square.
Below: The paper has been folded and cut. I followed the instructions about how to fold this into a bitty book. Instead of using a glue stick where suggested, I used double sided tape. This paper was very thick so it was hard to work with. My hand cut square wasn’t so square so I did a little trimming once it was folded.
Once the ‘book’ was folded I chose photographs to tape inside. The book is 3 inch square with the colored side as the outside of the book and the white backside of the photograph as the pages. I sized the photographs small enough to leave room for writing. The photographs were taped in with double sided tape then painted around them with iridescent paint.
I then found a website that showed how to make an origami box. I chose another of Vincent’s photographs to make the box. The book was wrapped in tissue paper then tied with hemp cord. Rather than making a lid I tied the box in a 9 square grid pattern with more hemp cord in a coordinating color.