First up: This project cover was made of heavy drill cloth. I soaked each side of the cloth with Elmer's Art Paste. When dry, I painted both sides but I used a stencil when painting the outside cover, cut it to the size, folded heavy paper for the interior and stitched the signatures to the fold to create the booklet with a ribbon closure. This booklet of 18 pages is 5' X 8.5" and perfect for a special holiday journal.
|Watercolor booklet cover front|
Next up: These little guys make great gifts. I bought a pack of plain watercolor greeting cards and painted the card with a watercolor wash and a saran wrap application to create the design. I then inserted the writing stock paper and stitched it to the fold creating the binding. A decorative button glued to the front cover and ribbon to the back make a great closure. (5"X7", 12 pages)
|view of watercolor booklet interior|
And finally (for today): I have included a picture of small booklets I've made for gifts by using greeting card stationary per the same process mentioned above but without painting.