Have a love for minibooks or albums? I certainly do, and sometimes you just can't find a premade book with all the materials you love...that's when you have to create your own. There are many variations of styles and sizes that can be created, even down to the size. Here, I'll show you a basic 6X6 mini book I created. This book can be used for mixed media or a basic journal.
To create this book, I first started with selected fabric, batting, chipboard cut to size including a spine.
First adhere the chipboard to your batting using Silicone Adhesive Sealant to guarantee a strong bond.
Trim excess batting from edges.
Now to apply the decorative fabric I used Helmar Fabric Glue. Lay out your selected fabric (decorative side down), then lay your padded foundation down. Cut the fabric, leaving 1/2" on all sides to fold over the edge of the chipboard.
Cut the corners of your fabric as shown above. This will give you a flat edge fold on each corner of the book.
This is how your book will look after the fabric covering is complete.
Now it's time to decorate the cover.
To add dimension to this little wooden birdie, I"m using Helmars Scrap Dots.
Finally add your pages either by stitching, binding or adding rings. You have just created your own personal mini album to create in however you choose.
Helmar Products Used:
Other Products Used:
Medium Weigh Chipboard
Fat Quarter (Fabric)
Flowers & Bird Nest
Scrap Pattern Paper
Light weight Cardstock/Envelope/Tags
Decorative Stick Pins