Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bookbinding and Creativity Packs

Creativity packs, especially fiber based ones, excite me. I found this one from Painters Threads Collection at Blue Twig Studio.

Creativity Pack opened up and prepped.
I was so excited when I got it that I immediately opened it up and started separating things out. I had it all prepped before I thought to take a picture of it for you. When I received it, the stabilizer was a 4"x6" sheet (which I cut in half) and the yarns were gathered together in one hank.

To the pack I added some beads to add a bit of extra sparkle. When I was done embellishing the cover, I lined them with some scrap fabric and added some Canson XL Multi-Media paper for the pages.

I used the flat tape to reenforce the binding edges and left one of them extra long to act as a bookmark. The binding was done with some of the yarn from the pack.
The finished book.
The finished book is about 3" wide, 4" tall, and about 1/2" thick. Everything is sewn and the only glue used was on the knots to ensure they don't come undone.

There are some creativity packs from Treenway, too. I might have to try one of them next.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Thought for the Day

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
-Benjamin Disraeli

Monday, April 07, 2014

Art Journaling

Where your treasure is, there is your heart.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Art Journaling this Week

We were given vellum for the overlay but I didn't like it. So I replaced it with Duralar Wet Media and I'm very pleased with the result.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thought for the Day

"If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk. If you can't walk, crawl. But by all means...Keep moving."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thought for the Day

Art should always be accessible.

Western culture has made art inaccessible by making it too expensive for artists to make, requiring an artist to earn the right to call themselves that, and making museums the place where you find it. Western culture has made art exclusive and robbed us all.