I made this carousel from the Fire Fighters Counting Book. It’s a Little Golden Book. The illustrations by Pat Stewart are so wonderfully 70’s. There’s a few flares and some long hair. The book is a counting book (8 fire hoses, 7 cats, 6 hats, etc).
I cut the pictures out to make them more 3d, and then extended the art work with water colour pencils to make up the gaps.
having made 3 tunnel books and another carousel before, this was way easier: there’s a real need to think in a different way to make it work. this one i was determined to not be too precious about – i figured if i made an error (which i did) i could cut the panel out and re-do it (which i did!).
Dimensions for a portrait version