Book Arts

How to Make a Stenciled Journal Cover

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

How to Doodle and Draw a Bird

*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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How to Make Art Journal Tags With Nichole Rae

*A guest post by Nichole Rae. This year has been filled with many creative adventures and projects that January just flew by. On the first of the year to celebrate I set an idea for a project into motion. It …

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“Pages of Your Journey” Altered Book Art Journal

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

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So You Need Some Weight

No matter what your art form, sooner or later you’re going to need to call in the heavyweights for assistance. Here’s how to make exactly what you need.

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Make a Manila Folder Journal with Acrylic Painting Techniques

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

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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Give-Away: Way-Cool Folders!

In this week’s give-away, Ricë offers a stack of blank folders. Sounds lame? Check out the video showing what you can do with them.

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Accordion Book Arts Demonstration

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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Groovy Folded One-Sheet Booklet Video Tutorial (Whew)

To celebrate her birthday this weekend, Ricë made this little video to show you the basics of making a booklet from a sheet of paper. And once you have the basics, you’re going to think of all kinds of ways to vary and embellish these.

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