Friday, 8 October 2021

Circles Mini Book Set

Hello, Sarah here with my first DT project made for the circle theme
When I received my box of Tando goodies as a new DT member I immediately knew what I wanted to do with the set of mini books. My father-in-law has a debilitating illness called Lewy Body dementia. He is slowly losing his memories and his mobility. I decided to make little photo albums for each of my three children and two grandchildren. These albums are the perfect size for his hands, not too heavy and he can flick through them to help with his memories.
I had a collection of papers made with a gelli plate. I embellished them with a circle themed stamp, then used wow bonding papers and foils to bring out the circles. On some of the other papers I stamped circles and on some I used textured paste thru a stencil. I coved all the covers and spines with my patterned papers. I coloured some of the thin circles with my posca pens and randomly added them to the covers.
I sanded down the edges once dry. I glued all three pieces to another piece of patterned paper to make the book shape. Once dry I punched two small holes in each spine
I gathered a collection of papers, scrapbook papers, recycled paper, graph paper etc to make my signature inserts. I trimmed them all to different sizes to give it a junk journal look.
I used a awl and punched holes into each signature before carefully stitching them through the spines
I placed just one signature of about 6 pages in each mini book but there is plenty of room on each spine for more signatures. I cut some rectangles of patterned paper and used them to cover the stitched spines. This gave the book a bit more flexibility for opening and closing the but gave the book nice chunky spines.
Once finished I tied the bundle together with a few ribbons and a heart embellishment
Materials 5 x Mini book sets with separate spine (pack 1) Extra thin greyboard circles Gelli plate prints, stamped pages and Wow foiled paper Black stazon ink Selection of papers and card for signatures Ribbon Posca pens Book binding thread Modge podge glue I hope you like my first project and have been inspired to have a go. Why not check out Tando's Book Cover board on Pinterest too


Bernadette Ball said...
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Bernadette Ball said...

These are so beautiful and such a lovely, thoughtful gift for your father in law, I love the colours you chose and I'm a huge circles fan so your design is perfect for me :)

Nicky Roussou said...

These are gorgeous and what a lovely thing for your father in-law to look at and a wonderful keepsake too xx

Zoechaos said...

How wonderful and what a treasure for your Father in Law. x