Hey guys and WOOOHOOOO it's Friday yall!!!
Today I'm up on the Helmar blog showing how I created a fabric covered mini book. This is such a fun and fairly fast process, I love creating various mini books and in the next few weeks you will see more variations of such. But for now, let's get started on the process of this mini album.
Of course, the first thing you should do is pull together all of your ingredients, as in fabric, chipboard, adhesives and other embellishments.
Next step cut your chipboard to size including a spine for your book and begin to adhere it to your batting. For this process I used a heavy duty Silicone Adhesive Seleant, to be sure all parts of my book stay in place.
After you have bonded all of your chipboard components together, cut the batting close to the chipboard. Now on to the next step...fabric covering
To bond my fabric covering, I used Fabric Glue.
Place the batting side down to the wrong side of your fabric. Cut your fabric to size leaving about 1/2" extra on each side. The 1/2" remaining will be used to fold over to the inside of the book.
Cut each corner of your fabric to create a perfect corner fold.
This is what the inside of your book will look like after the fabric has been adhered.
Now cut two pieces of cardstock to the size of the front and back of your book. Also use your favorite binding system to add paper to your book and you are almost done.
Now let's embellish the cover.
Using various scraps of pattern paper, tags, etc
To add height to my wooden embellishments, I used Liquid Scrap Dots. Using this adhesive will give me the actual height I need but will dry clear so you can't see what's underneath.
And here is the final product. Below are a few close up views of the book.
Helmar Products Used:
Other Products Used:
Fat Quarter (Joanns Fabric)
Seam Binding (Etsy)
Medium weight chipboard
Patterned Paper Scraps
Acrylic and Distress Paints