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.


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…


Mini Sketchbooks, Inspired by Paper Art

It should be no surprise that the individuals throughout our company read the magazines and books that fellow teams publish. But it's always lovely to share our enthusiasm for sister magazines and websites, as we did recently. Samantha Wranosky is the associate art director for Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry and PieceWork, and she's a reader of…