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Here is my Artist Trading Card that I made for August’s swap over on Stamping Mad Forum. The theme was Nature.

 

'Nature'

I used Katzelkraft rubber stamps from their Floral plate, Crafty Individuals stamps for the swirls and crackles, Ranger Adirondack dye inks, and Perfect pearls sprayed on using a mini Mister spray.

 

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Billie :)

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For those of you who know me from http://www.stampingmadforum.co.uk/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl you will know I am a big fan of a stamp designer and paper crafter Anna Griffin. This is a bit of an irony as I am such a tom boy kinda girl, that the floral style of Anna Griffin shouldn’t really appeal, but I adore her botanicals range of stamps.

Today’s book was made on 4th June 2008, as you can see given the learning curve I am writting stuff for the blog ahead of publishing dates. This book is another in the longstitch bindings, and features a wrap around cover, which I created using the Scor It board.

 

Long stitch book with wrap around cover, Anna Griffin stamped cover. 

 

Here is a closer look at the longstitch itself. I bound this one using a lighter Barbour thread of 25/3 cord, which I coloured using the same Adirondack ink that I had used on the cover, Pink Sherbert. I then waxed the thread to keep the colour sealed in as the dye ink would run without this.

 

Long stitch book with wrap around cover, Anna Griffin stamped cover. 

 

Since this book has such a feminine stamped image, I decided to add a Pink organsa ribbon to help hold the book closed and add interest to the cover.

 

Longstitch book with wrap around cover, Anna Griffin stamped background. 

 

My book is A7 in size and features ivory pages, which I cut using the handy Dream Kuts machine. It will be going to my Auntie for her birthday in September. For details of where you can find out how to learn longstitch for yourself see __LINK TO PREVIOUS POST__

 

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Billie :)

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Today I would like to share with you the ATC or Artist’s Trading Card holder that I made with the help of the Scor It board.

Longstitch book with wrap around cover        Longstitch book with oriental images and wrap around cover

As you can see this book has a wrap around cover and the scoring for this I achieved using the Scor It board, simply taking the measurements from the pages, to guide me where to score.  I used a Crop A Dile tool to punch the two holes and then a craft knife to join the holes together, to form the slit into which the back covers edge fits into to hold the book closed.

Longstitch book with wrap around cover; inside pages

The pages themselves were cut from a 12 x 12″ scrapbook cardstock, using my trusty DreamKuts machine.  I then stamped with the oriental images using Adirondack dye based ink in Willow. I added photo corners to hold the ATCs in place.

Lonstitch book with wrap around cover; Oriental images; detail of spine

This shows the longstitch itself, which is the binding that is holding the pages in place. I used Barbour thread, in this book it is the 18/3 cord the same as I used on the Stab bindings 

http://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2008/06/04/japanese-4-hole-binding-my-first-attempt/  I cut thread to length and then waxed with Beeswax before sewing, to help keep the knots in place. This book is 3″ wide and ?” tall.

Further reading

If pestered I could do a tutorial on how to cut and score the cover but you will need to refer to the following books if you would like to learn the longstitch itself. This is because it is FAR too detailed to go into in the confines of a blog space.

Keith Smith Non Adhesive binding Volume I

Cover to Cover by Shereen La Plantz

For further details of these books please see the BOOKBINDING tab at the top of the blog.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

 

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Today I would like to share my first step into Hemp leaf binding aslso know as Asa-No-Ha-Toji.

Japanese Stab Binding; Hemp Leaf bind My first attempt

I have decorated this one, so here is a picture of the finished book. As before I have used Ranger Adirondack inks for the background of the stamped area, and Versa Fine for the main image. The name of the stamp is Dancing Crane but it reminds me of the Peace Crane.

 Japanese stab bindings; Hemp leaf bind; Stamped cover

This book is A6 in size, and has twelve white pages. I will try making thicker books when I have a stand for my Dremel drill. At present I am only using a needle tool to make the holes, so I am piercing the two cover boards, then using a cover board over half the pages and piercing through those. I then repeat this for the remaining pages. Once I have a drill stand, it should be possible to clamp the entire book together and drill through everything in one step.The thread I have used is Barbour No 18 cord 3, which is pre coloured black. I have waxed it myself before sewing.

Instructions for this bind, that I followed, can be found in Volume I Non Adhesive Binding; Books without Paste or Glue by Keith Smith. There is a link to Keith’s website in the side panel of this blog labelled ‘Bookbinding Links’

If you have any comments or questions do leave me a message in the box below.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie xx

 

 

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Over the next few days I will be sharing my Japanese stab bound books with you. They were created a couple of weeks ago now, and a couple of them have been decorated.

The first one is the Japanese 4 Hole Binding also know as Yotsume Toji

I have used ranger Adirondack inks on the stamped piece, for the background. Versafine Onyx Black for the main image and spritzed over the entire piece using Perfect Pearls in a Mini Mister.

This turned out better than I had hoped and I was pleased with this for a first attempt. This book is A6 in size, and has twelve white pages. I will try making thicker books when I have a stand for my Dremel drill. At present I am only using a needle tool to make the holes, so I am piercing the two cover boards, then using a cover board over half the pages and piercing through those. I then repeat this for the remaining pages. Once I have a drill stand, it should be possible to clamp the entire book together and drill through everything in one step.The thread I have used is Barbour No 18 cord 3, which is pre coloured black. I have waxed it myself before sewing.

Instructions for this bind, that I followed, can be found in Volume I Non Adhesive Binding; Books without Paste or Glue by Keith Smith. There is a link to Keith’s website in the side panel of this blog labeled ‘Bookbinding Links’

Hope you like it too, more soon

Best wishes

Billie :)

P.S My wonderful husband has fixed the issue with the blog so I won’t be dissapearing for a bit after all. I will still be uploading to the blog but it is worth checking the archives sections as if it is possible to post to old dates I will be putting the articles from the old blog on here under the dates they were originally published on the spaces blog. I’ll try and post a list at then end of each week of any posts added to archives should you wish to review them.

Thanks for reading and see you next time xxx

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Well I’ve had a play with the inks and stamps over the weekend and stamped the new background for the banner. With a little help from Photoshop for the text, I now have a new banner. The inks were Ranger Adirondacks and the stamps were Crafty Individuals. I’m really pleased with how it turned out, and there is a colour variation for the winter too.

Hope you like it too.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie xx

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