Hello Artists! Kirsten Varga here with a bookmaking project featuring the free-spirited designs of this month's StencilClub selection.
This book requires NO sewing or glue! This structure was designed by Bookmaker Alisa Golden's husband, Michael, and was included in her book Creating Handmade Books. I was inspired to make one out of canvas after seeing Alisa's fabric version on her blog and the results are stunning!
"Boho Vibes" by Gwen LaFleur and Mary Beth Shaw is an eclectic collaboration with carefree patterns and organic elements. Boho is all about mixing and layering patterns and these designs work so well together!!
I prepped my canvas pages with gesso before layering the stencil designs. I then followed that with a vibrant glaze.
The pages are cut to either slot pages or tab pages before assembly. It goes together quickly and the gratification of a finished book is the best!!
Check my video below for a quick process tutorial.
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(I used Liquitex Iridescent Rich Bronze, Iridescent Rich Copper, Transparent Burnt Umber)
(I used Cerulean Blue Hue and Phthalocyanine Green Blue Shade)
Paintbrushes - large round and a stiff stencil brush