Imagine. Create. Enjoy.
Hello, my name is Kirsten and I LOVE making books! After my last project making a beautiful little gift box from a plain ol' box from the dollar store I had the idea of creating a box to go inside.
Here's what I used:
The main structure is an accordion which is painted with gesso and paint with a dry brush, stencils and collage papers.
Inside the book are two signatures made from several pieces of collage papers sewn into the accordion with a three hole pamphlet stitch.
The folded book fits inside the book and stays in place with a ribbon secured to the bottom of the box with a piece of washi tape.
I hope this little project inspires you to create something this week!
Greetings! Thanks for being here.
Sometimes you just want to have a little artsy paper book wherever you go. It’s great to have to jot down notes, ideas, and inspirations. This one I am about to show you would also be great for collecting collage and ephemera of the day (like fruit stickers, receipts, insides of bill envelopes, etc.)
Supplies To Gather:
Your favorite set of artistcellar 6x6 stencils
12 x 18 inch paper
Set out the four stencils on the 12 x 18 inch paper-three on the top and one on the bottom left.
Spray the stencils and the blank area of the paper with a few colors of Dylusions Spray Ink.
Remove the stencils and print the wet stencils on the “blank” area of the paper to add some texture.
Here’s a detail shot of how cool the layered spray inks look.
Fold the paper in half the long way (hot dog bun style).
Fold in the two ends to overlap in the middle, so you have a little book.
Play around with the book and check out how fun it is!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Have an awesome and art-filled day!
Briana of OrangeSpiralArts.com