Lately, I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos about book-making and one artist I have been following is Natasa Marinkovic who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her YouTube channel is "Treasure Books".
She made a video
showing how she made a version of this book and I tried it out today. I really liked the results and the fact she uses machine sewing to embellish her small pieces. Fun way to use up your paper scraps. I cut out my shapes from decorative paper and then backed them with commercial card stock and sewed around the edges. I suppose you could save yourself a lot of time by simply using card stock that was printed on both sides. But I didn't have any of these!
I have used this type of "binding" before and, of course, the covers (I used paper instead of fabric because I thought it would be more complimentary to the insides).
Besides her creativity, I just like listening to her voice. Not true with many of the crafters on YouTube who I turn off during the first 10 seconds!
Natasa has shared so many of her techniques (very generous!) that it's worth dipping into her channel to see if any of the ideas stimulate your own creativity. I think she's one of the best and worth your time.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!