Book Arts

The realm of book arts offers the mixed-media artist many opportunities for creative expression. At CreateMixedMedia.com, we’ve pooled together some great tutorials to help you get started with your own ideas about how to make a book, whether you want to try making your own Plexiglas book covers or try your hand at burnished metal, or you’re interested in journal making, or even what to put on the first page of your art journal. You’ll find some great resources here to get you started, from book binding techniques, to altering a book, to decorating what’s inside.

The realm of book arts offers the mixed-media artist many opportunities for creative expression. At CreateMixedMedia.com, we’ve pooled together some great tutorials to help you get started with your own ideas about how to make a book, whether you want to try making your own Plexiglas book covers or try your hand at burnished metal, or you’re interested in journal making, or even what to put on the first page of your art journal. You’ll find some great resources here to get you started, from book binding techniques, to altering a book, to decorating what’s inside.

Make a Manila Folder Journal with Acrylic Painting Techniques

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In this project, you’ll create an art journal using beautiful manila folders decorated using acrylic painting techniques from Roxanne Padgett’s book “Acrylic Techniques in Mixed Media.”

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Meet Mixed Media Artist Will Ashford

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Meet Will Ashford, one of the featured artists in Seth Apter’s book, The Mixed Media Artist. You’ll be enthralled by Ashford’s process for giving new life to old book pages!

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Accordion Book Arts Demonstration

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In this step-by-step demonstration from Mixed Media Techniques for Art Journaling, you’ll learn how to create an accordion book arts project to display your artist trading cards or to use as an art journal.

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Book Arts with TJ Goerlitz, Part 3

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TJ Goerlitz provides a step-by-step tutorial for using printing plates to create decorative, matching pages for all of your book art projects.

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Book Arts with TJ Goerlitz, Part 2

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In her second post about book arts, TJ Goerlitz offers suggestions for preparing and testing the content of your artist’s book.

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Book Arts by TJ Goerlitz

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Mixed-media artist TJ Goerlitz shares her observations about book arts and book artists including their relationship to the materials and dedication to the craft.

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Craft Month 2013: Book of Haiku from Layered Impressions

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In our final Craft Month 2013 project, this one from Katie Kendrick’s Layered Impressions, you’ll create a book of haiku perfect for all your thoughts about spring.

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Craft Month 2013: Create a Book Project from Solder Technique Studio

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In this download from Solder Technique Studio, you’ll create a book or journal to hold all of your favorite thoughts about Craft Month 2013! And there might be a bonus project in there for you!

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How to Make a Plexiglas Journal

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Tonia shares how you, too, can make your own book or journal with Plexiglas covers and tabbed pages.

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Guest Post: Diana Trout Shares Her Technique for Making Papercloth

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In this Guest Post, Diana Trout shares her technique for making Papercloth, a sturdy paper you can use in amazing ways, including making book covers.

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