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.

Creating a Visual Timeline of You | An Accordion Book

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Do you love soft pencil lines and dreamy puddles of watercolor? Me, too! That’s why I’m head-over-heals with Danielle Donaldson’s book creativeGirl and I had so much fun with a project in the book—Creating a Visual Timeline of You—that I …

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How to Make a Stenciled Journal Cover

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Margaret Peot’s most recent book, Stencil Craft: Techniques for Fabric, Art & Home, recently hit the shelves and it’s reminded me how much I love the look of a single hand-cut stencil. So with newly-acquired inspiration I decided to dust …

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How to Doodle and Draw a Bird

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*Excerpt from Zen Doodle Oodles of Doodles! Clyde Barbara Simon Sartain 3½” × 3½” (9cm × 9cm) Micron pens on Strathmore Pearl White 88-lb (190gsm) cover bristol I love anything that’s whimsical or quirky, and Clyde is just that! He’s …

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“Pages of Your Journey” Altered Book Art Journal

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Nichole Rae teaches you how to create an altered book art journal, perfect for starting a new year of journaling!

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Zen Doodle Drawing for Your Art Journal

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In this demonstration from Zen Doodle Oodles of Doodles, Molly Alexander shows you how to create a floral doodle over an old book page.

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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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