Handmade Stab-Stitched Book – Athena’s Book – Cover

A friend of mine loves to journal but hates boring pages. So I created this stab-stitched book for her, containing scrapbooking paper pages, papers I decorated with paint, and some purchased handmade papers. I added a few additional details like doodling and stickers to make the book a little more special.

The cover is a handmade turquoise colored paper. I added paint and gel medium to give the cover a little more pizzaz and to protect it from handling. I used a stab-stitch to bind it, using a jute thread. I painted the jute to color coordinate with the cover. She loved the book. The book measures 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches.

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