Yesterday I had some things delivered in the post from Amazon and in the packaging there was a long piece of scrunched up brown paper. I usually keep it because I really like the texture of it and I pike to keep things that I can use in my art. I just open it up and then fold it neatly along the dotted lines that make it easy to tear sections off (can’t remember what you call them,- perforated?).
Anyways yesterday my children saw me doing that and asked if they could have the paper. They had an idea to make a book from it and it worked out great. I divided the lot of paper in half and the folded it and stapled it and hey presto! Two scrap books 🙂
Once made my children were very busy filling it with stickers and cutting and sticking things in. Hours of fun from a little bit of brown paper that could have ended up in the recycling bin.
I was busy yesterday working on this as well as some other business. 🙂 What do you think?
I made this book a couple of weeks ago, the sheets are cut from Somerset paper. The book is hardback with a teal blue velvet type fabric cover. I used a piece from a black belt that I had broke. It still needs to be stamped with my logo before I put it in my Etsy shop:
Two of my latest handmade books, the blue one is hot out of the bookpress. Small book is a little bigger than A6 size covered with a mocha upholstery fabric and an off cut from an old belt to decorate. The larger book is A4 sized covered with a blue velvet type fabric and decorated with an off cut from an old belt.
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This is the most recent book that I’ve made. At the moment I’m mixing up different ideas for the look of the book covers, this is one simple example. I just added some ribbon to the front of the book. The size of this book is roughly A6.