Pages magazine is out again! Couldn’t find a link to the current issue but if you want to read a bit about what Pages is about you can check the link. This fantastic publication from the publishers of Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine is of course a must have for me as I’m always on the lookout for new books and magazines on the topic of bookbinding and art journaling.
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at bookbinding this magazine has some easy tutorials to follow. I always find it inspiring especially when artists use unconventional materials for book covers. In this issue there is one book made with driftwood and another from a pressed cardboard fruit tray. In this case the book isn’t necessarily meant to be read – it’s book art.
One of the projects that I think I will try is making some booklaces. You know, a book and a necklace in one! I have tons of vintage buttons I’ve gotten from my in-laws in Germany so I think it’d be fun to use some of those in tiny books.
In case you’re wondering what I’ve been up to lately in my studio; cleaning & clearing. I’ve put aside some of my journals in progress as I am not participating in the summer shows I was anticipating. So I’m enjoy crafting purely for fun and playing with some of my other supplies – oil pastels, stencils, sprays – oh the possibilities. I feel like I’m re-discovering my studio and it’s fun.