Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Technique Tutorial




I love handmade books. Travel journals and artist books are among my favorite. But I will put just about anything in between two book covers. Here I am sharing a manual of techniques that I created to keep track of some of my go-to approaches to mixed media.


The book was created using one of my most favorite book binding techniques. It is simple, requires no stitching, and allows you to bind single sheets of paper rather than folded book signatures. A person who has never bound a book can easily make this one happen.

Today on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog, you can see and follow a full step-by-step tutorial on how to make this book binding. You can also watch the process unfold in my video workshop The Altered Book, available on DVD or as a downloadable video.

Check out the pages from my techniques manual below...







25 comments:

Caterina Giglio said...

Gorgeous book, Seth and I adore the cover... swooning...

Karenliz Henderson said...

WOW so beautiful. Love it.

Shelby Pizzarro said...

FANTASTIC...as always! I just finished a piece last night using the phrase "A dream cone true".:-) Must be something in the air! ;-) Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

cHim-prints said...

Everything about this is wonderful. Everything. Hmmm ... I guess you know what was just added to my Christmas list!

john said...

Just excellent! I am with you on making handmade books or any books, journals, pamphlets for that matter. This one that you did is stunning! :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am in love with your book, but most impressed with the binding. It reminds me of how I add tip-ins to my altered books, but my flaps never look as beautiful as yours. So pleased you shared this. Love the term "mixed mediafied."

Jo Murray said...

Beyond beautiful!

cecile graven said...

greatm great indeed :)

Redanne said...

Your tutorial is excellent and your finished book looks amazing - such a great way to keep your very special techniques Seth! x

Anonymous said...

Love this tutorial Seth.not doing much altered art, mixed media these days, just encaustic & painting, but do I love seeing a special Seth project. Thank you

Anonymous said...

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whyducks said...

What a great book.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful surprise today!!! Love your pictures! I copied it all out and now I can read it and learn!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
Karenann Young

toni said...

Thank you Seth! Today, I've been working on the book I started with you at the Harrogate workshop! I absolutely love your book binding method and this is a beautiful example . Very inspiring x

toni said...

Oh I forgot to say that your tutorial in CPS is brilliant! I have an online subscription so it's great to be able to refer to this, as well as some of your other articles

Deborah said...

Love the books . Thanks for sharing with all of us . Can’t wait to try it .

Sandie said...

What wonderful pages Seth. I'm really inspired to play some more and make a book with my technique pages. Usually I make tags but this is a much more exciting idea and a brilliant excuse for another hand made book!! Thank you for sharing 😁

Kaz Hall said...

Love your work Seth, these are so inspiring, thanks so much for sharing x

Angela Radford said...

Great idea to keep you're techniques together, always there when you need inspiration. Happy creative weekend, Angela x

Ri Pal said...

Another awesome book! Love your pages! xo

Carole M. said...

Seth, you literally blow me away with your beautiful art pieces!! Thanks so much!!
Carole <3

lettrera said...

great pages, Seth, from cover to cover!
and thanks for sharing, of course... ;-)

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Thank you for this great tutorial.

Jackie P Neal said...

Very cool Seth! Love the cohesiveness of this book!
Jackie ")

A Pink said...

Terrific tutorial, Seth over at CPS- bookmarked for future reference.
Your Manual of techniques is so inspiring. Page upon page of your superb creativity. Thanks for sharing x