Backgrounds to Bindings: Beautifully easy handmade books and art journals

Embrace the randomness and eccentricities of your backgrounds and bind them together with masterful no-sew instruction from artist Kari McKnight-Holbrook.

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Create “juicy backgrounds” and a plethora of different no-sew bindings for your handmade books in this nearly 2-hour long Cloth Paper Scissors workshop! Masterful artist and book-binding genius Kari McKnight-Holbrook takes you through each step, including creating your own stamps made from flip flops to use in your book, developing a color hue for your backgrounds, and using rubber bands, paintbrushes, ribbon, and more to bind it all together!

In this nearly two-hour-long workshop you’ll explore. . .

  • Over twenty minutes of handy tips for materials you can incorporate into your book making, including old maps, freezer paper, cereal boxes, and more!
  • How to extend your paint and materials in ways that won’t expand your budget. Kari’s instruction ensures that “nothing is ever wasted.”
  • Incorporate stencils, masks, paper, and other elements into your pieces that will add depth and dimension to the page.
  • Methods that range from wet and messy to dry and easy that lend to variation in your backgrounds
  • An easy as A-B-C tutorial on how to create your own hand-written fonts and apply them to your pages without fear
  • How to bind your lovely pages using rubber bands and chopsticks or pencils, tape, ribbon, or a few snips of paper and glue
You’ll be enthralled with Kari’s hands-on and illustrative approach to bookbinding, and impressed with your own results. In her workshop, Kari promises, “Once you get the method down, there’s no stopping you!”
Order your copy of this approachable and instruction-packed workshop today!

SKU: 13QM10

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kari McKnight-Holbrook

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781620335017

Customer Reviews

So glad I finally got my own copy. Review by Bernice

My local library has this dvd, but there is so much going on here that I wanted my own copy.
The instruction is clear and step by step. The results are amazing journals. Art sized sheets of watercolour paper and a little deli paper on the side.are decorated with mixed media techniques and then turned into books with no-sew bindings,
Lots of tips on what supplies to have, mark-making / stamping with found objects, lettering, what to do when you don't like a background.,.
I highly recommend this dvd.

(Posted on 7/17/14)

Great educator Review by Wendy

I highly recommend this video. Kari is an excellent teacher. Beginning with a large sheet of watercolour paper, she shows how to make it into a very pleasing art journal. Kept me interested all through.

(Posted on 4/27/14)

Full of information Review by Pegdoesart

This video is loaded with information that is fun and easy. Love it!

(Posted on 4/14/14)

Fantastic DVD...Kari is a wonderful teacher Review by Sue

This was a fantastic DVD. Kari is an excellent instructor and I enjoyed watching and learning how to do backgrounds and bindings. Kari shared everything I needed to know to make an art journal/book from start to finish. I loved everything about this video and I can hardly wait to get started.

(Posted on 2/8/14)