I hope you have taken the Layers of Stencils: Opposites Really Do Attract class by Mary Beth because it is inspiring and the results are beautiful! You only use two colors of paint (complementary colors) to create a range of hues that make the layers you create with stencils dynamic and interesting.
I found it very satisfying to create a beautiful range of colors that worked so well together just by using two complementary colors. To me, the resulting decorative papers were the perfect start for another handmade book.
Piano Hinge is not a binding I usually make but when I was rummaging through my studio and found a package of small wooden dowels I knew I needed to shake things up. I added a simple weave to the top and bottom of my books to give the binding permanence but you can leave that off so you can have the freedom to change out the pages.
This binding can be used to make books of all sizes and I don't know about you but I love an easy way to make a chunky book.
Check out the video below to see the process!
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StencilGirl® Stencils used:
Spoked Wheels Collage Mask by Jennifer Evans - S709
Color Gradient Swatch Wheel Stencil by Rae Missigman - S838
Pixels by Rae Missigman - S509
9"x12" 140lb Watercolor Paper
Thin Wooden Dowels