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The Bookbinder's Daughters by kittyvane The Bookbinder's Daughters by kittyvane
They were bound together for life.

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Materials: I've used pretty much everything but the kitchen sink in this. Colouring was done with markers, gel pen and coloured pencils on Bristol board and the dress is cut out from decorative paper. The hair ribbons are bits of some paper ribbon I found and it's all been pasted into an old book (a finnish translation of "Maggie Now" by Betty Smith, printed in '58).
Photo of book taken with my poopy old camera, thus it sucks muchly, still full view please!

For a close up of the faces, go here:
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(For some reason I couldn't submit that as a scrap here, so I popped it in Flickr instead.)
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:iconmaripazvillar:
MaripazVillar Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic! I love this so much. La la la la 
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:iconmomerath74:
momerath74 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that you used patterned paper for their dress. And their clean cut lines are wonderful. This is truly an amazing piece.
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:iconloveheals3:
loveheals3 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
I love the color scheme, nice job in this!
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:iconsweetcherryawful:
sweetcherryawful Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow. Insanely clever.
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:iconchrisleo92:
Chrisleo92 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love it....i use books for art too
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:iconheartsofalice:
heartsofalice Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
VERY creative and such a great idea. I love the range of materials used
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:iconberrier:
berrier Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
mwahaha jäit kiinni D< suomalainen kirja
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, juu-u suomenkielinen kirja tosiaan. Jos en ihan väärin muista, niin se on hankittu pieneltä kirppikseltä Savonlinnassa. :D
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berrier Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
wau! tuo kuulostaa todella kiinnostavalta *hän valehteli*
x'DDD en tiedä miksi mutta ilkeilö on niin muikeaa hommaa
sori olen addiktoitunut
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:icongishfish:
gishfish Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
so cute
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:iconfrealynn:
frealynn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
wonderful!
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:iconcanankk:
Canankk Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
So simple, sooooooooo beautiful!
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:icongeneviverusset:
geneviverusset Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
This is sooo cool! Why does it not have a DD yet?
:+fav:
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:iconcraznicop:
Craznicop Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Oh my goodness. I absolutely adore this.
I would NEVER have thought to place them inside of a book. But I love their dress, the pattern and the vintage style, the laced fingers, and oppositely parted hair. Aaaaaand the foreign language in the book makes sure that those of us who don't speak Finnish aren't distracted by the words!
LOVE LOVE LOVE.
and of course, a big fat fave for you. :3
~V
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:iconiheartjen:
iheartjen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a fantastic idea!
i love it - the result is just amazing and so unique. its great
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:iconziggybam:
ZiggyBam Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow! This is beautiful!
:+fav:
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:iconjiiee666:
JiiEe666 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Love it! :)
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:iconpolar-void:
polar-void Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
beautiful!
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:iconjmoran:
jmoran Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
this is the cutest thing i've ever seen. =D
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:iconlostbooks:
lostbooks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
I am scouting for work for my Lost Book Club and Museum:iconlostbooks:, and I think this piece would be a good fit. I wonder if you would grant us permission to post it in the club gallery for the amazement and edification of our small but growing audience. I thank you for considering this request.

Best Regards,
James Koehnline
:iconjames119:
Director/Curator, The Lost Book Club and Museum
:iconlostbooks:
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:icongenki-chu-hi:
Genki-Chu-Hi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
pretty! i love the patterns of the dress and the facial expressions! and the concept's great as well :D
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:iconma-ga:
Ma-Ga Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Awesome!
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:iconqueenofpuddings:
QueenofPuddings Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Student
It's fantastic. I love how they're actually in the book. It's such a lovely concept and very well realised. :)
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:iconchias:
chias Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
awwwh what a lovely lil concept ^^
i love it
especially the colours : D
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:iconchebi:
Chebi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
thats great
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:iconzygaena:
Zygaena Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
upea
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Kiitos.
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:iconabeikoen:
abeikoen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
i love.... this art work.........:D
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:iconihateyourmomma:
ihateyourmomma Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
This is so beautiful...
:heart:
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:iconatomicgrin:
atomicgrin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007   Writer
Despite he photographic set-back (though I like the lighting it gave), I think this is a wonderful piece!
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:iconmacen:
macen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
Hi there! Hope you are fine! :)
I'm just wondering...

Do you wanna make some art trade? I got this idea and think it would be sooo fun to trade some art with other deviants.
If you would like, let me know!


// Marcus
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:iconmairelyn:
Mairelyn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That is such an interesting handcraft
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:iconmoonwolf17:
moonwolf17 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
i love it XD
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:iconfacius:
Facius Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
ooh....wow. I'm all inspired now. (and I usually take that as a sign that I really like what I see. lol)
really wonderful idea and the way you've done it too, the faces, and everything!! ^^

I could imagine someone reading the book, and then suddenly turning the page and find this pair. heeeeeh.
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MagicalClover Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
This is so lovely ^^ I love the pattern of their dresses, the style that you have drawn them and their faces in, and the brownish sepia hue that the whole image has. This is such a lovely and wonderful heart-warming concept, I like this very much indeed ^^!
:+fav:
xxxx ^^! :aww: :heart:
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:iconagent57:
agent57 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
Very very cool!
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
That looks like an expensive book/
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
The book I used as a base for this cost me all of 50 cents at a little fleamarket. :)
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
I can never get that here. :(
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
The flea market in question was a very, very small one (about the size of a small room) ran by this kind old lady at a small city north-east from here. I used to live there when I was in school and I got to know that little fleamarket really well during that time. :)
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Wow, now thats small. I'd probably check it out if I was living in your country.
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:iconarwensol:
ArwenSol Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
very VERY cool use of multi-media! And excellent title too! It's a story unto itself
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:iconreowyn:
Reowyn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Student
I adore this piece, it is a classic.
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:iconbhoo:
bhoo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Quite beautiful.
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:iconbutyoucanbemyfriend:
BUTyouCANbeMYfriend Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
What a stunning illustration.
Great work!!!

** claps hands at the computer screen **
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Ritex82 Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Professional Filmographer
genious idea
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youreuglykbie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
GLORIOUS:tea:
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:iconyoureuglykbie:
youreuglykbie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
GLORIOUS:tea:
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HereBeMonsters Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007   Filmographer
thats cute.
nice idea:spidey:
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celaenotheharpy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
a clever idea wonderfully executed
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