Thursday, April 4, 2013

behind the scenes: illustrated steps


With my series of travel entries complete (I think), I'd like to share a bit of the process of creating my book Tinkered Treasures, which features more than 35 easy-to-make projects.

As I made projects, I was sure to stop and take photos of each important step. {At times I felt like I was making a stop-motion movie} From the many photos taken, I would create collages and send them to the editor assigned to my book ...

who would then forward them to talented illustrator Qian Wu to be illustrated.

How very surreal and very wonderful to see my own photographs illustrated so beautifully. During the proofing phase of the book, I needed to carefully review each depiction to make sure that it was correct, visually descriptive and corresponded well with the written instructions.

Qian Wu was among the many talented hands that went into creating this very lovely book of which I am so honored to have written.


happy tinkering

xo
elyse


14 comments:

Lorrie said...

There's so much behind the scenes work that goes into making a book. Thanks for this little glimpse into yours.

NanaDiana said...

You are beyond amazing! I just LOVE seeing what you are tinkering with- xo Diana

janice15 said...

Thank you for sharing...with love Janice

Melinda said...

Very cool!

M :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh fun! I wondered how it all came together. I have the hardest times doing tutorials- makes me want to pull my hair out! Ha! ♥

Gabriela Delworth - Training Specialist and Designer said...

Hello Elyse,

Love this behind the scenes post!


Gabriela

Theresa said...

Oh Elyse, I have that beautiful book and can't wait to try some of the projects! Have a blessed Sunday dear friend, HUGS!

Casa Pinka said...

You're such a star, E. Can't wait til the book is in my own little hands! You really are AMAZING!!!

debi said...

Well, I just learned something new! That's quite interesting. I'm loving your beautiful book! Hugs, Debi

koralee said...

Wow...the illustrations are so lovely and really do add a lot! Thanks for sharing.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

that is one of my fave things in your book...those darling illustrations!

Rustique Gal said...

Elyse, the book looks fabulous! Congrats on finishing it all. I can't wait to get into it.
Hugs,
Sherry

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