Adventures in Bookbinding: Handcrafting Mixed-Media Books by Jeannine Stein

By Jeannine Stein

Discover fascinating equipment of mixing bookbinding with particular crafts comparable to quilting, jewellery making, or polymer clay with Adventures in Bookbinding! With assorted degrees of craftsmanship together with simple, amateur, and professional, this ebook is stuffed with illustrated step by step directions and pictures that exhibit the way to build the canopy pages, create distinctive bindings, and lots more and plenty extra with a various diversity of media.

From a needle-felted magazine to a quilted workbook (and many more), every one undertaking additionally good points different types with an identical binding geared to these with kind of adventure. The amateur model is when you haven't any wisdom of the craft and wish shortcuts, yet love the glance. The professional model is if you have loads of wisdom and talent of a undeniable craft—the grasp artwork quilter, for instance. For this model, knowledgeable visitor artist has created the canopy and the writer has created the binding. this gives one more artistic chance: the collaborative venture. for those who love getting concerned with round-robins and different shared endeavors, this can convey you another technique to mix your abilities with different crafters!

Discover never-ending chances and demanding situations that may ceaselessly motivate you with Adventures in Bookbinding!

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If the paper is especially fragile, just use your fingers to smooth it out. a B Paint the canvas. C Antique the edges of the map. D Antique the ledger pieces and add to the canvas. Stamp and whitewash the image. 5 cm) and age them using the brown ink and stencil brush. Adhere them to the upper right side of the canvas, above the maps, with the gel medium (See C). Apply the vintage label in the upper right corner the same way. Allow the papers to dry completely—this may take one or two hours, depending on the humidity.

The corners are capped with sterling silver, rose quartz, and chrysoprase. ” A bookmark was fashioned from a detailed “potion bottle” that contains a formula of herbs, minerals, and oils and is topped with a ruby cabochon. Attached to a silver chain, it can also be removed and worn as a pendant. ” Peter wanted the text block to reflect the book’s enchanted theme, so I added pockets, pull-outs, envelopes, and even a pop-up to the sewn accordion, in addition to blank pages for drawing and writing.

I found a solution after spotting this bunny in a children’s bookstore. I was drawn to its cute face and extra-long arms—arms that could wrap around a book. But how to hold that book in place? I thought hook-andloop tape might work, with one piece sewn to the paws and one to the book. Yet I disliked the idea of adding unattractive pieces of tape to the cover. Premade Plush toys The solution: sew patches of the hook part of the tape to the paws, and make the book out of an extra-fuzzy felted sweater, which would act as the loop part of the tape.

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