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.
Book Arts Inspiration
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 during this interview 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 […]
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 for covers in handmade books. It is a paper fabric that is strong, flexible and a great alternative to leather. Kraft-tex Basics Working with Kraft-tex Mediums that Work on Kraft-tex Here are a few of the mediums that work on Kraft-tex. For more ideas, watch the […]
I had the great pleasure of hosting a presentation by book artist DJ Gaskin on her recent series of unique artists’ books constructed around vintage kitchen utensils. DJ very kindly created a handout for this presentation: Considerations for Making Books from Found Objects. DJ Gaskin is an artist working in mixed-media and acrylic painting, collage, […]