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River-Girl-Art: International Art Journal Swap I have recently shared with you my Totem Animals Journal that I have traveling with the 15 swap. I also have another journal out there traveling the world, Long stitch tutorial part 1! Due to popular demand I've decided to go ahead and work on a long stitch tutorial. I'm going to work on it in several parts, it's 31 pictures long! This can work on paper covers, fabric covers and the leather covers I've demonstarted here. First start with my tutorial on creating stations and measuring those onto your signatures. Cut stations on spine and punch stations in signatures.

Danita Art Shop index.php?topic=247680 This is a work in progress, I'm working on it throughout this year. Hopefully I'll have it filled by the end of the year. Sometimes I'll work on a few pages at once, sometimes nothing for a week or so. UPDATE: Well, it took me a little longer, but it's all finished! Here are some finished photos of the book! Digital Art Journaling – Resources/Tutorials/Links Art Journaling is HOT right now. It’s a fun way for each individual to get Artsy while Journaling one’s life stories. Art as therapy is the premise and, evidently, judging by the sheer number of blogs and folks who are doing it, it must be working!. The art, itself, may be the therapy, using the raw emotion to influence their design in the art. But, more often, some journaling is added to the piece. It can be hidden, as in the piece below, if it is posted and the artists wishes the journaling to remain private.

My books and how to make them « Much of a muchness I thought as I haven’t been making so many books recently and yet I am still passing myself off as a bookbinding blog, I ought to at least show you some of the books I have made during the last year. Be warned, there are a lot of them! You can see them all together by clicking this link to my Flickr page And I really must get my Etsy shop up and running….

Sketching Stamper Technique Tutorials, Inspiration and Prompts ★ Art journaling is a fantastic hobby for people who enjoy being artistic, and when you finish a journal it is so satisfying to look through the beautiful and varied pages you've created. I especially love journals that incorporate a wide range of media and texture experiments because these journals are literally bursting at the seams and are so fun to look through! You can use a huge number of different materials in your journal, and you can really let your creativity run free without judgement. The most popular materials are pens (markers, felt tips, micron pens etc) and paints (acrylic, watercolor, oil etc), although I've seen everything from salt to tea bags being used!

Long stitch tutorial part 2 Okay, now you've got your first signature done and your ready to climb up to the next. Think of your signature as steps on a ladder- you have to stand on one to get to the next. In the first signature, you've just entered the inner fold on the last station of that signature. Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Fabric Book Tutorial If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post. Thanks for visiting! I absolutely could not be more excited about the product I am featuring in today’s tutorial. Before I became a papercrafter, I sewed. I learned in my early teens. Book 79 - - Artist Books Paper & Bookbinding Blog - Cai Lun - Dennis Yuen I have never named my book in a serial fashion: Book 5, Book 56, or Book 78, etc. First of all, it's never possible, as I couldn't possibly number each and every book I made. Books that I feature on Studio Cailun certainly have serial numbers as they are listed in the database, but those that are not featured just don't have any. On the other hand, which one should I count as the first one?

Art Journaling 101 - abstract - create explore paint How do you start an art journal? "Art journaling is about the {creative process} of pulling together color, words and images as you wish on a page. Unlike many other forms of art, it is not about the outcome."Tammy Garcia Make Your Own Photo Journals and Notebooks Our friend Judy runs a one-woman shop making the most beautiful handmade journals we’ve ever seen. Naturally, when we saw the photographs she used for her covers, we ran straight to her apartment, video camera in hand. So today we’ve got two special treats for you: 1) A how-to video of Judy showing you how you can make your own perfect-bound journal using two 4×6 photos for the cover, some paper, glue, and a few other tools. 2) Two special edition journals made with pages of sugarcane fiber and reclaimed paper by Judy herself. Created for writers, illustrators, artist and designers, her notebooks have unique features like an inner pocket for looseleaf notes and a spine that opens flat for writing or drawing across the pages.

Secret Belgian Binding Instructions The Secret Belgian Binding These instructions show you how to bind a book with an interesting pattern of weaving which laces the front and back covers to the spine. Included is the sewing of the text block (a set of four signatures) which is attached to the inside spine of the cover. The secret is in the weave of the cover and in attaching the text block. It is not difficult to do but requires patience in getting the threads taut so that the book does not wobble. Hedi Kyle rediscovered this binding attributed to the Belgians and she solved the mystery of how to make it.

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