After I made the first tiny book, I ended up making more, and more, and more. They are inexpensive, fun and pretty fast to make.
This video explains the construction of the book part:
- 11 x 15 Watercolor Paper
- Needle & Thread
That’s all it takes for the construction of the book.
Optionally (or not, depending on if you’re like me or not) you can adhere a button closure. It’s super easy. You can just sew the button to the book just like you would sew it to a shirt.
From there — it’s all about decorating it.
You can use Deco-Pauge paper, ephemera, fabric, embellishments, paint, stencils, misters, crackle, texture or modeling paste.
You name it!
One on of my books, I wrapped the cardboard cover in fabric, then brushed on some DecoArt Media Black Gesso, and used Dimensional Effects through a stencil to get a raised effect!
On another one, I used a stenciled image on an old dictionary page and incorporated DecoArt Media Misters and DecoArt Fluid Acrylics!
I especially like how shabby and funky it looks. 🙂
Now, I’m off to paint in my tiny book.