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Master Humphrey's Clock. by Rose-Ann-Mary-K Master Humphrey's Clock. by Rose-Ann-Mary-K
I found this beautifull old Charles Dickens book on Brick Lane down in London, for only 20 pence.
The clock is crafted out of the cover and over 300 pages of the first story ("Edwin Drood"). The clock ends where the story "Master Humphrey's Clock" begins, so you can still read it.

I didn't add or change anything to the book apart from cutting things away. The black wheels in the clock are cut out of the illustrations found inside the book.

Time: 7,5 hours.
Technique: Paper-cut

All rights reserved © Annemarieke Kloosterhof

Other book-art made by me:

Book 1: [link]
Book 2: [link]
Book 3: [link]
Book 4 [link]
Book 5: [link]
Book 6: [link]
Final Piece: [link]
Theatre: [link]
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KathyBellie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing. I have actually just been given a project at uni where we have to create something like this. Got any advice for a beginner book surgeon?
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Make sure you plan it out - in detail.
Because once you cut, there's no turning back.
And probably a very obvious one: make sure your blade is very sharp.
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KathyBellie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks I know that now to plan in advance, kind of just went with it. Here's a link of it if you wanted to see the attempt. 
fav.me/d8gj45d
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Looks good! :)
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KathyBellie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, approval from the master of book art :)
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Hahaha, hardly, but thanks anyway. ;)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Gnarly!  An inspired project!
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Greciana252 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!!!
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DeadDancers Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GOD I love this! :D Where can I buy it?
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
It's one of a kind.
I have it in a box, along with the other 5 Book-Art Projects I did.
They are for sale, you can buy them via me.
If you're truly interested, email me.
You can find my address on my website:
www.AnnemariekeKloosterhof.wordpress.com
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DeadDancers Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers!
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b-Dedi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013   General Artist
This one is that beautiful !! I really like it! :aww:
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:iconrose-ann-mary-k:
Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thank you so much! :D
I'm glad you like it!
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Yui1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart::heart::heart:
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UEY-S Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Superb!
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:iconrose-ann-mary-k:
Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
cheers!
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alexasasuke Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omg so cool
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christchild6 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
so cool!
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:iconrose-ann-mary-k:
Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Thanks! :)
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning... I feel a little bad about the book, but its pretty impressive what you've managed to do with it.
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
THank you so much!
I'm glad you like it.
And don't worry, the book didn't feel a thing. ;)
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megavaultboy Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I love it! Awesome detail and steampunkish style.
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:iconrose-ann-mary-k:
Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Haha, yeah. After I finished it, I realised it is indeed quite steampunkish! ;)
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BigAngryCat Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow! awesome work!
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:iconrose-ann-mary-k:
Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thank you! :D
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TashaCraven Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
im in complete awe of your book work - its so intricate and delicate! I think you have inspired e to make something out of a book!
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Aww, thank you!
I really appreciate it.
And you should definately try it for yourself, it's really theraputic (aside from the 7 times that you cut in your fingers)
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TashaCraven Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thats ok :) I'm going to try a portcullis for a medieval piece I'm doing - I will have the plasters to hand!XD
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
haha, Goodluck! :D
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This really should be a DD!
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Aww, that so sweet of you to say so :)
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Fallingstarlane Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
love this - you inspire me to try - finding the right book tho, seems like it would be hard. I would have a hard time seperating the art from the story.....but wow - I really want to try.
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
You should! it's really therapeutic, to cut a book apart, haha :P
Strangely enough it does take your mind off things, apart from the scary thought that you're destroying a masterpiece.
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Padzik Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am speechless *.*
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Hihih :D
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I-never-stop Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice!
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ThePressGang-ink Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautifully done!
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thank you so much! :)
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).

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:iconrose-ann-mary-k:
Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thank you so much! :)
You are too kind!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A real pleasure dear friend! Always!:iconwhitedancingflower2:
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viveie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is brilliant, very impressive, how do you even cut that thick of paper all at once??
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
It was tough, I have to admit.
I accidentally cut myself about 5 times, because the knife would slip.
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viveie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha i bet what kind of knife did you use, and it was worth it
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
a scalpel. ;)
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viveie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha thats awesome
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lineCra Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Artist
Mind blown. Completely blown. I mean wow. Beyond amazing!
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Aww! thank you so much!
I'm glad I was able to blow your mind. :D
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RogerStork Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   General Artist
tsjeisss, 7,5 uur is ongelofelijk, je hebt het ontwerpen zeker niet inbegrepen? Dit is echt super!
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Eerlijk gezegt heb ik het niet ontworpen. Ben gewoon gelijk begonnen met snijden. Aangezien er zo veel verschillende lagen waren, en ik maar een beetje ging experimenteren met welk wiel waar moest etc.
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