One of the best ways to use up scraps of material is to make a 3-hole pamphlet stitch journal! The pamphlet stitch is a simple stitch that can be dressed up by the materials you’re using. In this tutorial, Ali shows you how to make this fun book with bits and pieces that were lying around her studio.
Book Arts Inspiration
If you’ve decided to use Kraft-tex to make the cover for your next book, there is no shortage of ways to bring your Kraft-tex to life. From simpler methods like stitching to more complex strategies like dye sublimation, there’s something for all skill levels to try.
Art journaling has surged in popularity recently, but Rachelle has been art journaling for years. For her, art journaling is a connection between art and words. She guides her students through an art experience first before diving into the writing experience, but the priority is to help students overcome the barrier of the white page in front of them.
In a recent Facebook Live, Ali had the pleasure of speaking with Tiffany Sharpe about her journey as an artist, her discovery of collage fodder and a fun watercolor technique. About Tiffany Sharpe Tiffany is a science teacher turned artist, but her career change wasn’t a surprise! She’s been crafty since she was a child […]
Thanks to everyone who participated in the April poetry challenge – there were so many amazing entries that it was hard to pick just a few. But as space is limited, here are some highlights for your enjoyment: Rececca’s book is called Paper I: a children’s poem by Carl Sandberg made with paste papers, Washi […]
It was great fun to chat with Joanne Sharpe today on my Facebook Live. Joanne is a watercolor and lettering artist from Rochester, New York who started her professional career as a K-12 art educator and went on to become a sought-after retreat teacher and published author. In our interview Joanne shares several unexpected sources […]
Last year I was asked to bind one of Uppercase Magazine’s special edition books, Quilted. The book is a real feast for the eyes – it contains interviews with and profiles of modern quilters and is filled with amazing quilting inspiration. Even if you’re not a quilter, the colors and textures leap off the page […]
Kraft-tex is one of my favorite materials to use as handmade book covers. It is a paper fabric that is strong, flexible and a great alternative to leather. Kraft-tex Basics Kraft-tex is available in sheets, rolls and bolts from Amazon or directly from the manufacturer, C&T Publishing. It comes in two formats – a smooth, […]