One of my favourite things to do is make little books, I love the way they look, they are easy to do and are so useful for so many things.
For the cover and spine I used matboard (mount board in the UK) and for the inside pages I used scraps of Prima paper, some tea dyed paper some digi downloads and finally some pages I designed myself. You can download these from my blog HERE. They are sized to fit this particular die, but can be printed in different sizes too..
I have a few photos of how I put it together:
Inklingz in Angel's Kiss and Tarnished Treasure
Creameez Black Cherry Soda
Then I made a new discovery that I was really happy about. By mixing the colours on your non stick craft mat, you can dip a Tim Holtz mini blending tool into it and achieve a wonderful effect by using stencils. I used this technique for both the covers and the inside pages. For embellishments I used just a couple of stickers from my stash for the front
And some lace for the back, plus some more stencilling as you can see.
Here you can see the inside of the cover, all done with the same technique. The elastic is there to slip the inside pages under, super easy and effective.
Below I quick run down of some of the inside pages:
A little pocket and tag and more paint and stencilling work with my chosen colours.
One of the pages I designed myself, after printing I used the same colours and stencils to make it blend in with the rest of the project.
This page was white and enhanced with the paints, stencils pockets and tags plus some washi tape.
More of the same but more blank space for journaling.
And finally, a couple more pages with my own design papers, I forgot to photograph these before sewing my book together:
Well, that's it for today, below I will show you the spine still and I hope that I have inspired you to have a go at your own little books using Shimmerz paints for colouring and stencil work.
Thank you for your visit like always and see you next time.