Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Technique Tuesday ~ Mini-Book

Today, I'll share with you a mini-book I made while visiting my mother a few weeks ago.

Cut chipboard (or cereal boxes) for front and back covers: 5 1/2" x 8"
I used Kraft paper for my covers. You can purchase this in club by the yard. 
Wad the Kraft paper in a ball, smooth out and wad up again, smooth out, this will soften the paper. Place Kraft paper over chipboard, cut two pieces 7 1/2" x 10." Apply glue stick or gel medium to front of chipboard apply Kraft paper over the chipboard, smooth to get a good fit. Turn over to inside of cover and trim corner, add more glue on back of chipboard, pull excess of Kraft paper around to a smooth fit. Cover inside of cover with a trimmed piece of your choice of paper, I used the same paper as the pages.
Add distress ink to give an antique look to covers. 
Die cut clock with chipboard, distress with ink, paint clock hands with black paint, glue clock and hands to front cover. 
Complete the back cover of journal the same leaving it blank on back.
Use paper trimmer to cut pages for the mini-book, adjust the paper shorter in length. I've made many books over the years, the pages will extend from book if not trimmed. 

Many of these stamps are Tim Holtz.
 Now I need to color this page. 

My personal blog: http://wwwstampedimpressions.blogspot.com
Judy Cantrell

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