Saturday, May 30, 2015

Books For All Occasions

 What is more fun than reading a book?  How about creating one using handmade paper?  This book is perfect to keep your memories or ideas in.  Want a little book for some fun art journaling?  This is the one for you!

This book began with the creation of 2 handmade sheets of paper using the Papermill Pro Kit and the basic papermaking instructions.  The first sheet of paper was done in a solid orange color which then was used for the back of the book.  The second sheet of paper was for the front cover so it needed to have a lot of color.  I used 3 papers pulps which were all created using some leftover construction paper which I poured into the deckle using a ladle in a random pattern.  
 

The first thing I did was to paint both end pieces for the book and laid them aside to dry. 
 

After both sheets were dried,  I  traced the covers from the Make Your Own Book kit onto both sheets of paper.  

Using the traced lines as a guide, I placed the sheet of paper in a paper trimmer and evened up the edges, as well as, cut off the excess.  

I placed the covers back onto each sheet of paper and then folded the edges around them.  

 I laid the now dried end pieces onto one of the pages that would be used to cover the inside of the front and back of the book.  I used it as a guide to help make sure the pages were lined up correctly on the cover. 
I stamped my design on the front, placed a piece of Washi tape over the area where the two cover meet  and then placed both pieces onto the page and adhered it to the inside. 

I repeated these steps for the back cover and then finished assembling the book according to the instructions. 

This is a fun book to create and the addition of the handmade paper makes it even more special.  It's perfect for keeping your ideas, thoughts or memories all in one place.  Create just one or a series just for the things you need a place for and enjoy that you made them yourself!



Start your creating today with this special offer from Arnold Grummer's Papermaking, but hurry the offer ends tomorrow night!

Happy Papermaking Everyone!
~Peg
 
 

 

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