In one of the lessons in the Creative Book Making class we'll be experimenting with different ways to create patterns along the spine of the books so I've been working on a few samples for that lesson…
This first sample is a hard cover book made with shibori dyed silk.
The spine has been [...]
I've got another sample from my Creative Book Making online class.
The keyhole binding book,6"x9"x2". I love this binding because it's a perfect way to show off a fancy thread and the colorful signatures inside. It takes a bit of time and effort to make but the results are worth it.
I've been busy this past week working on taking photos for another one of the lessons for the new Creative Bookmaking online class and ended up making two more samples:
The post bound:
and the stab stitched:The clay embellishment on this one came from Gina. I thought it was perfect for this book. [...]
Ages ago I bought a bag of soy wax flakes which I tossed in a drawer and forgot about. Well I've recently been bitten by the batik bug so I gathered up some supplies and tossed the soy wax into a electric skillet and spent a couple of days this week doing some experimenting.
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Artists today are also becoming more aware of the impact that the supplies and tools they use have on their environment,living and working spaces. This book is great resource for the artist and crafter who [...]
When one of the local libraries in my area contacted me and asked me if I would do a couple of 3 hour workshops on making a hardcover book and a box I said I would love to. We have a wonderful library system here in Massachusetts and I frequently use it so I was [...]
Whenever I write an online class I always make at least two of the projects from each lesson and sometimes I end up making three or four versions just to make sure that I've worked all the kinks out of the directions. Here's the latest sample off the work table:
Textured surface "Key to [...]
This journal was made with Timtex,Lutradur &Grungeboard…
9"x6"x2". The inside is lined with painted Lutradur and filled with a combination of blank drawing paper and hand painted papers:
We added a new free project to the Two Creative Studios website. Directions for making the Foiled Silk Cards I blogged about a [...]
I needed to make up a new stack of note cards and I really wanted to use up some of my scrap pieces of silk on them…
I added some foiling to the surface of the silk which doesn't really show well in the photos. This is a great way to use up [...]
I put the finishing touches on some new books and journals for my etsy shop this week:
And I've got a new online class announcement! Creative Bookmaking
In this new 6 week online class that debuts in September you'll learn to make several different hardcover books. Read all [...]