B2958. 1,000 Artist Trading Cards 1000 Artist Trading Cards: Innovative & Inspired Mixed Media ATCs
By Patricia Bolton. 2007. 320pp. 9"x9". Cover Price $29.99 ON SALE
Starts out with a brief section with four fabric based ATC projects. The 1,000 ATCs follow, all in full color.Many of the artists have used cloth as their base media, other have used paper. A beautiful pageant of color, composition and creative use of materials.
B4044. Cover To Cover 20th Anniversary Ed / LaPlantz B4044. Cover To Cover 20th Anniversary Edition: Creative Techniques for Making Beautiful Books, Journals & Albums by Shereen LaPlantz. 144 pages. 8.5"x10". Paper
First published in 1995, Cover to Cover helped launch many of us into the craft of making books by hand. This beautiful 20th anniversary edition can do the same for you with its foundational, step-by-step instructions. It explains all the basics and shows how to create, fold, assemble, and stitch a range of books and journals, from simple pamphlets to accordion-folded signatures, using a variety of materials. Shereen LaPlantz was the founder of the magazine Bound & Lettered.
B4069. Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books / Stablein B4069. Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books by Marilyn Stablein. 2015. 90pp. 8"x8". Paper.
This catalog of Stablein’s book art presents 38 works through full-color, full-page photos. The books use a variety of handmade and decorative papers, unusual materials, and a variety of binding structures, such as carousel book, flag book, and piano hinge. The books are divided into categories, including visual and travel journals, altered books, and book art objects. Marilyn Stablein’s award-winning artist’s books are in both private and public collections. In addition, her books have appeared in the pages of Bound & Lettered, have been exhibited across the US, and are featured in 1,000 Artist Books and 500 Artist Books. 77 color photos.
“This collection of Marilyn Stablein’s artist’s books is a gem. Warm and witty, personal and political, her book creations are all rich in color, form, and texture. Each one shows us the depth of her vision.” -- Judith Golden
This inspiration-packed guide, with beautiful watercolor illustrations throughout, offers a wealth of creative ideas for creating attractive journals from scratch, as well as for embellishing store-bought ones. The 21 creative projects range from a seasonal journal that features stunning handmade papers decorated with natural items (such as twigs and leaves) to a lovely book, made from travel postcards, that opens like a fan. Other exquisite suggestions include an accordion-style booklet for memorable quotes, a romantic journal, and a sweet little spiral-bound book for collecting favorite recipes.