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4 Free Articles on Handmade Books: Learn How to Make a Book Using Mixed-Media Techniques

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What better way to dive into the creative world of mixed media than creating handmade books? If you can dream it up, it can be turned into handcrafted book pages. Book making is more popular than ever, with artists exploring a variety of techniques and approaches to creating mixed media and fabric books. With a little guidance from the experts you will be on your way to creating unique handmade books in no time at all!

Start by exploring the wide range of possibilities of pulling together your treasures and scraps into mini-collage fabric books. Then, learn how to bind a book using different techniques, and even learn how to incorporate cheesecloth into book binding. Then, slim your books down with a technique that is a fun twist on traditional handmade books. Using handmade backgrounds and a few rules to follow, you too can create handmade books to capture your memories, dreams, and imagination. Get started on your book making adventures today with these 4 free articles from Cloth Paper Scissors. Download your free eBook to learn how to make a book today!

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Handmade books are becoming more and more popular. They make wonderful gifts and are fun to trade and share with other mixed media artists. Plus, book making uses up all those bits and pieces that can so easily build up in your stash. From page construction to book binding, these 4 articles cover everything you need to get started creating handmade books. With their helpful tips and individual approach to making handmade books, you will be on your way to creating your own handmade books in no time! Don't miss out on your opportunity to download this FREE eBook today!


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Article #1: Creating Mixed Media Books

"Creating Treasure Booklets" by Jen Osborn

While walking through a local antique mall, mixed media artist Jen Osborn came across a collection of school photos that had her brain spinning with ideas. In this article on book making, she demonstrates how to take art elements, such as photos, and pull them together using fabric scraps, found objects, embellishments, and basic stitching to create fun-filled fabric books. Each page she creates is machine and hand stitched (or glued) together to create mini mixed media books. After reading this article you will know how to make a book from start to finish; including constructing pages, embellishing, using an awl, and how to bind a book together. Download your free book making collection to get started creating your own treasure booklets.

Learn how to bind a book and use a bone folder for making handmade books.

Article #2: Book Binding, Using a Bone Folder, and Making Handmade Books Using Repurposed Materials

"Books with a Repurpose" by Jeannine Stein

Working with recycled materials in book making is a satisfying creative challenge. Using scraps, found objects, and a little imagination, you can take bits and pieces and make them into beautiful fabric books and handmade paper books. Artist Jeannine Stein always tries to incorporate repurposed or recycled book making supplies when making handmade books. Using this approach helped to thin her ever growing stash, and made a home for objects that were tucked away for just the right project. She guides you through the process of selecting the right materials for bookmaking and how to set up your studio when you have decided to create multiple handmade art books. Most importantly she lays out the process of book binding (including how to use a bone folder), making each step clear so your book binding will hold up against the test of time. Learn all of this and more when you download the entire collection of articles on making handmade books.

Learn how to use unusual materials for making handmade books and for book binding.

Article #3: Using Unusual Materials for Making a Book and Book Binding

"Collage Board Books" by Katie Kendrik

Artist Katie Kendrik discovered incredibly useful book making supplies by sorting through her stacks of a common household item: corrugated cardboard. In this article, she demonstrates how to use pieces of discarded cardboard as backgrounds, adding layers of paint and materials to created collage pages for mixed media books. She provides a wonderful variety of techniques for creating these pages, which you can pick and choose from in your own book making adventures. For her bindings she has selected a rather unusual element, which adds an ethereal feel to the finished handmade books. With this fun, unstructured approach to making handmade books, you will learn how to make a book and how to bind a book using a whole new realm of book making supplies. Download your free collection today for tips on making handmade books that artists of all abilities are sure to love!

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Article #4: Making a Skinny Book and Creating Backgrounds for Handmade Books

"Get the Skinny on Mixed-media Books" by Chrysti Hydeck

Be "thin-spired" by the refreshing opportunities of creating pages for a skinny book. These mixed media books are often created for an art swap, where artists are often given sets of rules and a theme to guide their skinny book creations. Artist Chrysti Hydeck demonstrates how to create backgrounds for book making, calling the process more “carefree play” than structured designing. She brings all sorts of book making supplies into play, adding paper and journaling supplies to the background for a skinny book that truly tells the tale. She also shares her tips for creating handmade art books on a busy schedule. Create your own skinny book pages and get your doodle on with this lighthearted approach to handmade paper books. Download the entire collection to get all these tips, techniques, and ideas, and so much more book making inspiration!


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From handmade backgrounds, using an awl, and embellishing, to unique book binding materials, this collection is sure to inspire the book making artist within. Along with instructions on how to make a book, you will also get tips, tricks, and techniques for art journaling, creating backgrounds, collage, stitching, composition, and traditional book binding. Use each technique as presented by each artist, or mix and match them to design your own process for creating mixed media books. Let your handmade art books tell your story! Try one or try them all when you download your free eBook: 4 Free Articles on Handmade Books: Learn How to Make a Book Using Mixed-Media Techniques.

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4 Free Articles on Handmade Books: Learn How to Make a Book Using Mixed-Media Techniques!

  Yes I want My Free Collection of Techniques for Making Handmade Books!