Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Glueless books

Look mom! No glue! No tape! And I made a book! LOL!

These amazing books are so quick and easy to make. I did 3 in an hour today. Oh wow!

Seriously, not glue, not tape, no staples - it's all in how the paper is folded and tucked.

Chipboard under the back and front.

I made one that sort of looked Asian

So I used an amazing handcut paper design by the Yangzhou Paper Arts factory in China. Each piece is indivually hand cut out of tissue and can be decoupaged onto anything else. Aren't they amazing? I'm trying to find a way to hook everyone up with these. If I get a link, I'll post it later.

Mom tossed out some paintings that she didn't like and I decided to make one of these books from this one:

A diecut tree, stamps and a little ink. Another gorgeous glueless book!

Credit for these goes to Kathleen Matelasky. She showed us how to do these at the retreat in October. I'm working on a tutorial - but will need Kathleen's permission to post it here. If you like these and want to know more, give a shout out to Kathleen by posting a comment here!


christina d said...

I love the book. I'd love to learn how to do this. Please Kathleen let Jen share the tutorial!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! I would love to know how to do this. Kathleen you just have to let Jen post a tutorial on her blog.

lostgrl16 said...

I'd love to learn how to make these as well please!!