The Little Ladies and I have been busy making homemade books lately. I don’t see us ever buying a journal or blank book again. Book making is so much fun and we can make the books exactly how we want them. The first book we’d like to share is the ladies’ field guides of magical creatures. We wanted a weathered look to these field guides so we used our tea-stained cardstock.
We punched three holes down the left side of the cardstock and added 1 inch book rings to keep the pages together.
We don’t do any book making without our favorite art supplies: woodless color pencils, oil pastels and watercolors!
The watercolors do incredibly well on the tea-stained cardstock. The girls spend many afternoons under the oak tree painting in their field guides.
We made pages that open out, and stapled pockets into the books to hold feathers and other treasures.
We used a thick ribbon of ric-rac for a bookmark by tying it to the top ring.
The Little Ladies’ books have legends and lore of plants that grow in our yard. We taped down the plants with wide packing tape.
The books also have notes and illustrations of sprite and fairy sightings. We see them quite often zipping in and out of the plants. “Is it a fairy or is it a bee, it is too quick to be sure what I see!”