The author, an accomplished paper artist, expertly teaches the basics of bookbinding, from simple tied, stitched, and accordion-fold techniques to the more advanced hinge-and-post and edge-sewn bindings. She explains various methods for decorating papers (including marbling, sponging, and stamping), and outlines the essential steps of making your own paper. A brief chapter on working with photos discusses the practicalities of mounting and working with decorative accents like borders and mats.
This stylish volume is not for people looking for simple, fast ways to gussy up photo album pages; it's a guide for creatively adventurous souls seeking more aesthetic control over the whole scrapbook process, to render the vessel itself as artful as its contents--perhaps even more so. --Amy Handy
the only problem i had with it was her work did not appeal to me at all. i returned this book which was a large slim paperbackPublished 5 months ago by kathy fietz
Beautiful job of taking scrap booking out of the mundane and elevating it to inserting one's own personality and creating a work of art while,preserving precious memories.Published 22 months ago by NancyLynn
This book isn't just a book that shows some examples and gives you some templates and says "go do this"... Read morePublished on August 5, 2003 by Terri Fedorco