One of my favorite things about making a large batch of monoprinted papers with my Gelli Arts® printing plate is the sound the paper makes after its all dry. That crinkle-crackle is music to my ears and I just love to fan through the stack of papers over and over! It’s ASMR for makers!
My project is a result of wanting to make a stack of the crackleiest (!) sounding papers I could! Once that was accomplished I just had to make a book out of them so I could flip through the papers to my heart’s content. I chose tracing paper because of the prime crinkle-crackle potential and it didn’t disappoint. The binding I chose is a 4-hole Stab binding. Watch the video below to see my process!
- 12×14 Gelli Arts® Printing plate
- Gelli Arts® Printing Tools
- Eyelash yarn and cotton string
- Acrylic Paint
- 11×14 Tracing Paper
- 11×14 Bristol
- Ruler/Craft Knife
- Bone Folder
- Binder Clips
- Waxed thread/Needle
- Hole punch
Thanks for joining me on this creative journey and I hope this inspires you to create something today!
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10 thoughts on “Stab Bound Journal by Kirsten Varga”
Thank you for demo, love the tracing paper feel and look, and the inclusion of the paper bags.
Outstanding lesson! Thank you.
Lovely! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the brilliant video. Awesome book. X
Stunning book, great tutorial Kirsten.
Thank you so much for sharing I will give this certainly a try.
Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.
Very nice!! Thank you for sharing. I make similar books with my gelli prints but much rougher and far from pretty as this. 😊😊
Such a gorgeous journal! Thanks for sharing.
This is one of the coolest projects I’ve seen here! I love how you printed your pages with subtle patterns- very effective on the tracking paper!
Thank you for sharing your lovely and delicate work.