Sunday, March 29, 2015

Back To The "Books"

I love making mini-albums and I've been busy making books ever since I found this new book making technique. 

This book is not really an album but more of a journal.

I cover breakfast cereal boxes with paper and then ink the paper with Distress Ink. When that is dry I used a stencil and Texture Paste. I add some paint highlights and seal it with matte sealer.

 For this cover I used a dragonfly die as a stencil and  then used more Texture Paste. The die has been in my collection for about five years and this is the first time that I've used it.

I made six signatures from tea dyed  papers. The signatures were bound into the book using a stitched book binding technique.

Waxed linen was used to stitch the book and then I used some left-over beads to finish off the braid.
 I used bits and pieces of paper and beads in making this book so today I'm joining the Snippets Challenge #170 over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Pixies Crafty Workshop

I'm also entering this in
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4.
The challenge is to use a Never-Before-Used-Stuff in your creation.
 Click on the logo below and it will take to Darnell's blog where you can view all the entries in this challenge.

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)


  1. What an amazing little book, Kathy! Love the textured cover and the sewn in pages! A treasure!

  2. Wow Kathy, how delightful! As Bonnie says, a real treasure indeed - and I just adore the end result!!


    Di xx

  3. Great little book. I always fancy making books but never do it. Using a cereal packet is a good tip.

  4. Stunning, love the colours and textures. Brilliant creation.

    Kath x

  5. This looks incredible and what a keepsake you've made! Great job recycling cereal boxes too!

  6. Your book is fabulous. I love the amazing texture and the lovely way you stitched it together, with the super braid to finish off the threads.
    Jean x

  7. Wow fabulous texture and color Kathy.

    Hugs diane

  8. Amazing work on this mini book. A lot of neat details! Very nicely done!

  9. Hi Kathy, just popping over from Darnell's to take a closer look at your gorgeous journal.I love all the texture, colour and the lovely Dragonfly. I have never tried the stitched binding technique, you have made a great job of this x

  10. Holy WOW, Kathy, your journal book is fantastic! I love the rich coppery color and all that amazing texture surrounding the beautiful dragonfly! I'm mega-impressed!! I'm back from Easter break and catching up on my NBUS commenting and pinning. I want to thank you very much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell