Posted on September 27, 2016 by creativeunblock
In a previous post, I showed a book made using a coaster and the Cinch easy binding machine from We R Memory Keepers.
Here’s a different style made using the Zutter Bind-it-all:
I first covered chipboard with a pretty wrapping paper from the Paper Source, making pretty front and back covers.
Here are some inside pages:
I LOVE adding envelopes to these books.
I use this book for samples — here some samples made playing with (then) new inks:
Here’s another book, made using lots of envelopes:
And the cover of that book:
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Posted on September 22, 2016 by creativeunblock
I love making little books for various occasions — some I keep, many I give away. But I also love taking the easy way, which I found using two machines: the Cinch by We R Memory Keepers and the Zutter Bind-it-all. Both are good and easy to use.
Here are some projects:
First, this one was made using the Cinch and coasters I picked up for $1!
Here’s a look at the inside and a close-up of the cover:
(I used a lot of scraps to make the inside pages — yay for using scraps!)
Stay tuned for a Zutter-bound book!
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Posted on September 17, 2016 by creativeunblock
I think we all know by now that I am crazy about using up my scraps. And that my desk is usually a big fat mess of scraps and tools and ephemera.
Every so often I clean it off. I gather my little pile and challenge myself to use up at least half of it. (The rest I give to a friend or donate to a women’s shelter for art projects.)
Check it out:
This silhouette image (from Technique Tuesday) always makes me smile. Such exuberance! The speckled background is a leftover piece from another, long forgotten play time with color misting. The sentiment is an old one from Hero Arts.
Another leftover background … I believe it was made using alcohol inks. Images from Hero Arts.
Note: Just because these images are discontinued, don’t be discouraged! Substitute a similar image from your own stash!
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