i kinda suspect everyone who’s buying the special edition alice book will consider it too precious to cut up - so, in the interests of science, i attacked my copy with scissors, to see if it is actually possible to construct the pop-up thingy - it took me two days (!) but here are the [...]

i kinda suspect everyone who’s buying the special edition alice book will consider it too precious to cut up - so, in the interests of science, i attacked my copy with scissors, to see if it is actually possible to construct the pop-up thingy - it took me two days (!) but here are the results! - it IS really tricky and not helped by the unclear instructions …so maybe not something to tackle if you don’t have much confidence - but of course it is satisfying to complete and more exciting than looking at a bunch of abstract shapes printed on sheets of card - needless t’say, use a craft knife not scissors! - and i used doublesided-tape to “glue” it together (provides a less fiddly immediate bond but no slip’n’slide adjustment for error) - also i ran a black marker over the edges, which makes it look neater - mounting the completed construction into the book cover was the most stressful part (it can stick out the bottom when folded flat so mount it high) - finally, there’s a box where you can sign and date your masterpiece when finished : )


Posted: 2010-04-08 02:26:55

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Author:trevor brown