GelliArts® + Spellbinders® : Handmade Book by Kirsten Varga

Hello! Kirsten Varga here. I am excited to share with you my project made with Gelli Arts® and Spellbinders® products- specifically the Jane Davenport line filled with luscious art making tools. 


One of my favorite things to make are handmade books. I like the structure and the endless possibilities they have. The handmade art journal I am sharing with you today is made from a single sheet of 18×24 paper. I starts as an accordion fold maze book but after gluing the “wrong” sides together it transforms into a perfectly bound book with thick pages ready to welcome my art and journaling. I have made a video to show you the process. 

Enjoy and happy creating!

Materials Used:

  • Gelli Arts® + Jane Davenport 9×12 Gel Printing Plate
  • Gelli Arts® + Jane Davenport Seashell Gel Printing Plate
  • Brayer
  • Stencils (Both Gelli Arts® and Jane Davenport stencils)

The following supplies are by Jane Davenport from Spellbinders:

  • Mermaid Markers
  • Magic Wand Colored Pencils
  • Power Pastels
  • Inkredible Inks
  • Palette Pastels
  • Baton Blenders
  • Licensed to Quill Pen
  • Ultimate Pen (in Silver Screen, Golden Age and Black Lace)
  • Matchmaker Acrylic Paint set
  • Blend in Set
  • Storytime Paint Pens – Snow White and Evil Queen
  • Charismattic Acrylic Paint – Ancient Pages, Minty Fresh, Look at Me Lilac, I love You Pink

Happy Creating! Thank you to Spellbinders for this awesome collaboration!

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