I decided to take a shot at something new. On my latest Good Will hunting trip *pun intended* I found some book covers at the ScrapBox. Well I actually found a LOT of supplies there but the book covers and gray fabric are all that's relevant for this post
I decided to make a book to match my favorite crafting topic - ALICE IN WONDERLAND!!! I made a silhouette of stretched Alice to use on the cover. Here's the finished project..
The cover is wrapped with gray fabric painted with a textile ink. I traced the silhouette of Alice on to the cover to have a guide on the cover of where to paint.
Since this was my first go at book binding I had a little trial and error to get the book block together and in the cover. I started out trying to use and nail to punch holes... Mistake.. for me at least. I consider myself a handy girl but sometimes I think my hammer is out for blood. I ended up using a push pin on each set of 10 sheets. I then sewed the pages - not to hard really - and had by book block together! Step One - check!
I used a cute plaid print to take up space that I left to be able to leave a loop to keep a pen with the book. I have about a million pens around the house but usually zero when I really need one so I thought it would be a good addition for me.
Step Two - check and check!
Then I glued the book block to the cover. and learned after waiting for the glue to dry that it is possible to put a book block as to make the book non-fully open-able. Tip/Reminder for next time - never do that again. I had to place the block in with the cover completely flat and go from there.
Now I.. well, soon someone else.. has a hand bound book with the coolest fake girl I know on the cover.