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.

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…

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Binding template

Make a bound leather journal with the help of Erica ***. See the September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Cloth Paper Scissors web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register or sign in here. ***

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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…

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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…