Here are the first few photos for these mini-creations. I have several of these book strips that I plan to incorporate into bigger art pieces....so each one will be a variation of this process. This is all experimental...I am still figuring out whether cutting out sections with a razor blade is the best approach. Not sure yet. But it makes for an interesting trial.
cut book cover to fit the wood panel:
outlined the pieces I am going to cut out, including the one for the book strip:
Attempting to cut nice curves with a razor blade is not the easiest thing to do. I remember a machine my dad had growing up...I think it was some sort of bandsaw? I'm wondering if something like that would be easier for cutting curved lines. Some day I would like some sort of wood shop...complete with all kinds of saws. Then constructing could be taken to another level. 🙂
Anyway, I'll post some more photos of this project as it progresses and reaches its finished state....