Hi Gang, it's Corrine...today I am playing with Maria's Stitch a Circle from stencil from StencilGirl and exploring bookmaking forms. Rather than do a step out of one project, I decided to make four different projects using this stencil to show its versatility in the making of some small books. I hope you enjoy this post different.
***Beware it is picture intensive***
Here is the stencil I used.
Project #1 is a Tri-fold sculptural book form using the stencil painted on paper that doodled upon. The second sheet of paper was overprinted with a gelli plate.
As you can see the two different techniques produced a bold sculptural piece. The supports are bamboo skewers covered in washi tape. They were then taped to the pages.
Book Project #2 is a scroll book that can be hung on the wall when not in use, or simply kept rolled and tied.
There are graduated pages inside that can be written on like a journal, or used as a studio to do list. I used the stencil in a couple different ways and crimped and inked paper to give the outside interest.
Project #3 is a slit journal
The binding is accomplished by cutting small notches in the paper at either end so that all the sizes fall together in the middle and are tied off simply with twine and decorated with some buttons. I painted through the stencil on one side of the paper and just painted and used rubber stamps on the other. Varying front to back made this small journal 4' x 6" more graphic.
This one could easily tuck into a pocket or purse and be great for talking notes or used as a mini-journal.
And finally Project #4
A simple cereal box 3 ring journal. I pushed extra heavy gel medium through the stencil to create dimension for the cover and painted and rubbed permanent ink over the top. Random pages fill the inside to be painted or journaled on later. Who doesn't have a cereal box or two lying around.
Hope you all enjoyed the romp through my book exploration. I thoroughly enjoyed Maria's stencil and can't wait to try it on other projects. It has an energizing effect that I just adore.
Stay tuned for the next great project to pop-up here and keep playing with those stencils.
I know I will.