Handmade books are more popular than ever, as artists create small, personal books using fabric, recyclables, found objects, photos, and collage and mixed-media techniques.
From page construction to book binding, we've assembled some of our favorite techniques and ideas on book arts in this free, downloadable eBook, 4 Articles on Handmade Books: Learn How to Make a Handmade Book Using Mixed-Media Techniques.
In "Creating Treasure Booklets," Jen Osborn shows you how to pull together all those fabric scraps, photos, and found objects you love into fabric books that are little gems. Each page is machine and hand stitched (or glued) together to make a mini collage. Then Jen demonstrates how to bind a book using fabric and stitch.
In "Books with a Repurpose," Jeannine Stein uses recyclable materials like cereal boxes, playing cards, and old postcards to create unique journals. She binds the pages together using an awl, a bone folder, and the pamphlet stitch book binding technique. Jeannine also offers ideas for closures using vintage buttons, pretty trims, and eyelets.
|Collage Board Book by Katie Kendrick.|
Katie Kendrick works her magic on book making by using discarded cardboard as a base for paint, collage, and journaling in "Collage Board Books." In an unusual—and ethereal—twist, Katie binds the pages with cheesecloth "hinges."
|Treasure Booklet by Jen Osborn.|
You'll "Get the Skinny on Mixed-media Books" when Chrysti Hydeck explains how to turn vertical-format collage pages into 4" x 8" skinny books. Chrysti brings all sorts of mixed-media supplies to play as she makes richly layered backgrounds for each page on mat board. Then, she adds papers and journaling supplies to the party to tell a story.
In 4 Articles on Handmade Books: Learn How to Make a Handmade Book Using Mixed-Media Techniques, each artist shows you a unique way to create a handmade book. But you will also learn tips, tricks, and techniques for art journaling, collage, creating backgrounds, stitching, and composition.
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