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Hi from Kirsten!
I enjoy the process of making my own decorative papers to use in my art. It can be playful and meditative. You can get into a creative flow that takes your mind off your worries and you are rewarded with a batch of yummy papers with endless applications! Whether you use them in collage, art journaling, or handmade cards, you can create something totally unique.
After creating more than a dozen papers I decided they needed to be combined into a luscious book that I will turn into a mini art journal. (Those of you that are familiar with my work know I have a passion for handmade books and I want to share another structure inspired by book artist Alisa Golden. (You can check out my previous post for another Alisa Golden-inspired book.)
She calls this structure an Album Accordion Book. It is a clever way to create a chubby accordion book without the use of a super long piece of paper! I made mine thicker than her example with an added folded detail on the cover fore-edge.
Check out the video below to see a peek into my process:
I hope you are inspired to create!
Thanks for joining me on the StencilGirl® Blog for another bookmaking adventure!
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StencilGirl® Stencils used:
MB's Grid Stencils by Mary Beth Shaw - SET9
Stockinette Large Pattern by Pam Carriker - S572
Complementary Stencil by Pam Carriker - S116
Swatch Grid Stencil by Rae Missigman - L826
Wood Carving by Chris Cozen - L752
Soulful Scribbles by Traci Bautista - L608
Interesting Dots Repeating Pattern by Jennifer Evans - S769
- Text weight paper (I used some A4-sized paper from my stash but Letter-sized works too!)
- Acrylic Paint
- Water-soluble crayons
- Distress Oxide Sprays
- Prismacolor Ebony pencil
- Acrylic Inks
- Cosmetic wedge sponges
- Paint scraper (old gift card, Catalyst wedge)
- Craft knife
- Bone Folder
- Binder clips
- Adhesive (I used PVA)
- Corner Rounder