After many requests, here is a photo tutorial for how to assemble this simple junk book with a ribbon binding. With the right stuff on hand, I was able to put this together in just a few hours. Here is a link for all items used over at Alpha Stamps. I have also included a video tour at the end, if you are inclined to listen to me blather on about this fun little book.
I started with a few supplies from Alpha Stamps:
Tim Holtz Worn Cover
Sturdy Card stock Scrapbook Paper
Tim Holtz mini cling stamps. (fell in love!)
To start off, I cut 10 pieces of quality scrapbook paper to measure 8 3/4 inches long by 6 1/2 inches tall.
In order to mimic gilded pages, I added silver gilders paste to the edges It works very nice on paper as well as metal and wood.
Each signature is tied into the book with a bit of seam binding or ribbon. I tie a double not and be sure that the ribbon is lying where I want it.
Charms are then added to some of the ribbon strands. It is also a good idea to trim up the ends to make it appear balanced and finished.
And then you begin to embellish. I just love the new fairy vials, I simply added a postal stamp inside this one to make a clever charm. If you would like to take a closer look inside, and to find a few tips and tricks, I have included a video tour.
your art has dazzled and amazed me for years this is so beautiful it just awes me..please never stop making the beautiful things you do.ReplyDelete
Awesome as usual! Do you teach? If not you should! Even on-line classes...I would sign up!ReplyDelete
Great job Rhea!
WOW! This is gorgeous. Love all the charms on the ribbon.ReplyDelete
Very nicely presented.ReplyDelete