Monday, 21 December 2015

Back to back, they faced each other.

Lots of pages, to make quite a few signatures.

Fasten them together as we did for the previous book.

Make two books, each with nine signatures.

Add tape to front and back.
Cut out covers for book, slightly larger than signatures
Black the edges and fold around the spine

Glue the books together, like so.
Add front and back covers.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Tiny journals

Cut paper, mine are 10 x 6.5 cms
Fold papers in half.
I am doing nine signatures of three pages, therefore 27 pieces of paper in total.

Staple each signature.
Like so.
Add double sided tape to the back of the signature and start joining them together.
Cut a piece of paper to create the spine, stick it in place.

Add covers
These books can be any size you like...., experiment!
Draw full of bits..., left overs from bigger projects.
Cut to size.
Follow the process above.

A very old eraser carving...., can not remember when I did it.
They work well with these books.
Add colour.
Covers and ribbon, as a closure.

Make a Christmas one out of old cards, wrapping paper, cracker leftovers.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Books, Books, Books!

Select two piece of double sided 12 x 12 decorative papers. (Or if you have 6 x 6 pieces use them!)
Cut to 6 x 6. You will need three pieces, two alike, one contrasting.
Score at 3 inches, rotate and score at 3 inches again.
Fold ONE diagonal.
Fold all three pieces the same.
Keep all diagonals vertical.
Like so.
Apply glue to one corner.

You could use 12 x 12 and make a really big one!!!!!
Fold the outer square into the middle.
Like so.
Fold the middle one to the back.

Cut two 3.5 inch squares for the front and back covers.
Add double sided tape to the front and back of the book.

Add the covers.