Intermediate | 3 hours
Taught by Faith Hale
What is book art? It is a way to merge art and bookbinding techniques to make a one-of a-kind handmade book. With a Master’s degree in book art and creative writing, Creativebug staffer Faith Hale shares her passion by demonstrating a technique, structure, or prompt every day for an entire month. Working alongside Faith, you will create a totally unique book page by page, building skills and techniques as you go. You’ll learn how to cut flaps, create pop ups and moving pieces, discover inspiration, cull language from found sources, and use text in new and inspiring ways. These pages come together to create a sampler of techniques, and at the end of the month, you will learn how to create a text block, add hard board covers, and bind your book.
 
Learn how to:
  • Make great book art
  • Create folio spreads one day at a time
  • Create windows, flaps, pop ups and other three-dimensional forms
  • Use a bone folder
  • Glue out pages
  • Make a stacked folio binding
  • Make hard covers
  • Alter existing book pages
 
What you’ll get:
  • Instruction on how to make a book art sampler, using a new technique for each spread of your one-of-a-kind book.
  • 30 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and PDF containing book art resources
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Faith Hale
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
 

Chapters
Daily Book Art Challenge
01:19
00:51
00:49
05:38
04:27
09:55
06:46
06:11
03:46
10:45
06:14
04:23
03:47
03:28
03:10
04:38
02:20
02:35
10:19
07:48
04:27
03:14
06:27
04:33
10:21
10:38
09:29
08:26
06:49
06:28
01:55
05:33
18:03
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 8 ½” x 11” cardstock cut in half against the grain to make approximately thirty 5 ½” x 8 ½” spreads
  • ¼” MDF board cut to 8 ½” x 11”
  • Weights (such as bricks wrapped in paper)
  • Bone folder (regular or Teflon)
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors
  • 6” clear ruler
  • Metal ruler
  • Pin tool
  • Glue stick
  • Tombo Mono permanent adhesive
  • Book binding thread and needle
  • PVA glue
  • Decorative paper
  • Collage ephemera
  • Assorted paints and pens, including Microns, China markers, acrylic paints and watercolor
  • Ink pads
  • Old credit card for painting
  • Stencil brushes
  • Watercolor brushes and paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Salt
  • Sheet of Mylar or acetate
  • Waxed paper for binding the book
  • Glue brush
  • Book board 
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