Last week I was inspired to create some Face Books, handmade mini books with an artful face(s) on the cover. Today I made one more book but my inspiration can be found on the inside rather than the outside of the book: tabs.
One of my favorite "book looks" is when things spill over the edges of the cover. Todays "spillage" is courtesy of Donna Salazar and her Creative Page Tabs from Spellbinders.
I started with one of the mini books from my stash. Made of hand painted, watercolor paper, it measures about 3.75 x 3 inches and uses the pamphlet stitch.
First thing I did was cut out a series of tags using the Creative Page Tabs dies and Ephemera Paper from the Media Mixage line.
I cut out some other images from the Ephemera Paper set to use for my cover.
I also made some shaped die cuts to create layers for the cover, using both decorative paper and hand painted paper.
Wanting to add more interest to the book, I used some stickers from 7 Gypsies to add words to both the tabs and the cover. I also added a bit of shading and line using both a pen and a marker. In the end, I had "A True Story"
Spellbinders Paper Art Supplies:
GC-001 SpellbindersTM Grand Caibur® Machine
S5-052 SpellbindersTM Shapeabilities® Creative Page Tabs
MD1-001 SpellbindersTM Media Mixage Ovals One
S4-201 SpellbindersTM Nestabilities® Deckled Rectangles Small
MP1-002 SpellbindersTM Media Mixage Ephemera Paper Two
Cross Promotional Partners: 7 Gypsies Stickers
Other: watercolor paper, decorative paper, gesso, acrylic paint, acrylic medium, paint brush, rub ons, pen, marker, adhesive, waxed linen thread, sewing needle, scissor, awl