DIY Book Art & Paper Craft Projects (by Papersnitch)
Enlarge photos from a recent trip and make foldouts: an accordion type, formed by taping photocopies together, or an origami-style version, using a bone folder to make sharp creases. These inserts, pasted into an ordinary journal, add an element of surprise to the story of the trip and convey some of the city’s grandeur.
Bookbinding 101: An Introduction (by Karleigh Jae and Daniel Heywood)
Starting tomorrow we’ll be kicking off a series of posts designed to provide a solid foundation of bookbinding knowledge, which, for the new bookbinder, will teach you all you need to know to get
And for the intermediate binder, it should refresh some skills, teach you some new tricks, and maybe add a new structure or two to the ones you already know how to create.
We’ll discuss the materials, the tools you can’t live without, and you’ll learn to make many different book structures and how to combine them. By the end, you should be able to pick up any book on bookbinding and be able to follow along, which sometimes isn’t easy to do without already having some experience and a working knowledge of bookbinding vocabulary.
(Also useful for any beginner is this guide to Book Arts Terminology)
Relive your favorite travel memories by creating keepsakes from your family vacation photos, souvenirs, postcards, and other memorabilia.
Give the maps that guided you to favorite destinations a second life in a scrapbook. The printed papers become colorful and fitting backdrops for vacation mementos (and using them is easier than folding the map itself).