Monday, March 26, 2012

Hey! I made a little book.

I've been fascinated by the idea of art journaling and altered books for years but have always been intimidated by it. I can't paint or draw and many of the lovely page spreads I've seen include both. Add to that, I can never figure out or decide what type of book to actually use.

I knew what I would really like to do is create my own book anyway. I finally found a great tutorial and made one, chunky, little book. I am so excited to make more. I also started an art journal but it's not finished yet so no pix for that.

It wasn't very hard at all. Supplies used were: index cards, card stock, scrap card board, scrap of ribbon and a glue gun. Voila'!

The cover was created using a very thick card stock, it was a little hard to crease and fold properly. next time I'll use regular card stock that isn't so thick. I also want to make a bigger one.

Check out this great tutorial to make your own hand made book!

Linking to:

DebbieDoos Newbie Party

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Elizabeth said...

This is adorable! I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave such a sweet comment :) We have a lot in common - wonderfully made ;), homeschooling mamas and love to craft! I'm your newest follower - thanks again!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

That's the cutest little book ever. I so want one. Think you should sell them, they are so great for so many different uses. Stash one everywhere. So cute. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best. PS - following you on GFC.