Graphic 45's new line of paper called Secret Garden was used to make my latest book. I used the 12 x 12 paper to make this 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 book. The front cover is decorated with a frame I cut out and the garden page trimmed and set behind the frame. The wood flourish is lightly painted with white and glued in the corner.
The inside pages are 4 x 6. I wrapped each signature of pages with 2 picture panels from the 12 x 12 sheet called May Flowers.
In this view you can see the Coptic stitching on the side. I used my Japanese Screw Punch to make the holes in the covers. There are great Coptic Stitch instructional videos on You Tube if you're interested.
Here is the back cover which is decorated with more Secret Garden paper and a die cut butterfly.
This is inside the front cover and the first section of signatures. The pictures are so beautiful and color coordinated. This was a really fun book to make. I'll be posting my G45 French Country book soon.
- Stamps: Hampton Arts - Graphic 45 - Secret Garden sets 1,2 & 3 (inside pages)
- Ink: Color Box - Chestnut Roan chalk ink, Versafine - Vintage Sepia, Distress Peeled Paint
- Paper: Graphic 45 - Secret Garden 12 x 12, light blue text paper for pages
- Other: chipboard, thread, Japanese Screw Punch, Mod Podge, paper piercer, Cheery Lynn butterfly die, KaiserCraft Wooden Flourishes, white acrylic paint