Handmade Books

Here at Cloth Paper Scissors, we love handmade books! See how expert mixed-media artists come up with altered book ideas and learn bookmaking techniques with these inspiring articles.

Technique Tuesdays: Tips for Folded Books and Paper Art

Today we’re kicking off a weekly series called Technique Tuesdays, where we’ll give you useful and fun tips for all types of mixed-media art. This first installment focuses on making accordion books and folded paper art projects. These types of books and projects are some of my favorites–so many variations exist for making art journals and sketchbooks, and…

Studio Saturdays: Make your own travel journal

I love every facet of mixed media, but there is a special place in my heart for handmade books. When I discovered bookbinding and book art years ago I felt like a part of my brain suddenly lit up, and it has stayed illuminated ever since. Books represent endless possibilities and opportunities; they can be…


Binding template

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How to Make a Book: 5 Free Lessons on Book Making and DIY Book Binding

Handmade books are more popular than ever. Artists are creating all kinds of books using fabric, recyclables, found objects, photos, and a variety of mixed-media techniques. Mixed-media handmade book by Chrysti Hydeck. "Pin" this for future reference! From page construction to binding, we’ve assembled some of our favorite handmade book techniques in this free, downloadable…


Keepers of Creativity and Words

Art journaling has always been a pivotal part of not only expressing my creativity but also a portal to new and exciting creative ideas. To say journaling has evolved immensely is perhaps one of the greatest understatements I can think of, as it truly is an amazing art form that has taken on a life…