Tuesday 1 November 2016

Fan-fare Tail Turkey

     As Altered Eclectics is a mixed media, recycled challenge blog I decided to try making something for the festive season, this would work well for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
     I saw a book folded turkey on Pinterest and though it would be fun to make one, this one turned out a bit big for a table decoration, maybe a smaller book next time.
     This book was rescued from a recycle bin so I have not trashed a perfectly good book, it was going to be pulped, now it has a new lease of life.
     Half the book has been cut away and removed, retaining the hard cover for stability. Each page is folded over to form the front of the turkey.
     The tail is some old music manuscript, again rescued from pulping, rolled in to cones and glued to form a fan shape.
     The base of the tail was a little messy so there is a small semi-circle of music covered card glued on to tidy it all up. The bare spine is also covered with a piece of paper taken from the first page so that it matches the inside cover making it all very neat and tidy.
     The head is traced from a free digi and then mounted on card and tucked into the body. The surrounding hard cover could be decorated with fir cones, leaves, holly, or anything else you wish to use to add a little colour.
     Altered Eclectics is an anything goes challenge, anything BUT a card or ATC, so come over and show us your projects.

I would like to enter Bernard the turkey in the following challenges:
We Love To Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes


  1. Amazing Rocky! I really admire anyone with the patience for book folding and yours has a really different and unique twist, fab! Jane :) x

  2. You are a master of paper folding Rocky. You must have so much patience. Beautiful work. Judy

  3. You really have found your forte in book folding. Not tried this but would like to try one day - you are an inspiration hun xx

  4. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely mixed media turkey project.
    Please join us again next time. Good luck!
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


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