Saturday, February 18, 2017

A Book Of Spells

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
2017 is my year of creative exploration!  So far, I have found two new loves: Gelli Printing and Bookbinding.  A few years ago, I created a small book using Graphic 45's® A Ladies' Diary Collection and wanted to explore bookbinding in more depth.   This is my first effort and I was pretty pleased with the outcome.  I have started a new book and, hopefully,  my techniques have improved 

I used the Graphic 45® Collections: 
Steampunk Debutant and Steampunk Spells.
The book is composed of 14 signatures and 4 Dividers.  There are two signatures before and after each divider and one signature inside each divider.  
I use these beads sparingly but thought they were perfect for this book.  I wanted to cover the strings from the binding in a fun way.
I added extra stitches across the bottom to draw my strings together because I did not want to put beads on the bottom.
The front and back inside flaps are convenient for tags and other miscellaneous materials.  
I plan to embellish the pages in my journal as I use them!

Here are some shots of my dividers and how I used the G45® papers to decorate them.

Buttonhole Stitch: Sea Lemon
Hardcover: Alexandra M.

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