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The spooky season is here and I wanted to make a little something to celebrate that spooky vibe. You know I love making books (and if you’re new here, well, I love making books!) and this was a perfect time to make some mini books that could be both decorative and useful.
It’s been awhile since I broke out the bookboard to make a hard cover book so this was a fun project for me. When it’s a mini it makes things a bit easier (for me anyways). I ended up making SEVEN books!
Check out the video below for a peek into my process. Please note that this is not a comprehensive tutorial. I am still a beginner when it comes to making video tutorials so I have some links to fabulous video tutorials in the video description.
If you want the nitty gritty details be sure to check them out!
- Gelli Arts® 8×10 Gel Printing Plate
- Gelli Arts® Mini Texture Tools
- Various found objects for making texture: cardboard tube, bubble wrap, sequin
- Waste, cheesecloth-type fabric
- Paper: paper bags, Japanese calligraphy paper, watercolor paper, kraft cardstock
- Liquitex® Basics Acrylic Paint
- Bookbinding Supplies: Bookboard
- Rice Paper
- Craft Knife/Cutting Mat
- Binder Clip
- Strong thread
- Curved needle
- PVA glue
- Glue brush
- Book Press
- Bookbinding Headband