Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Splitcoast Tutorial: Slimline Mini Book

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a really cool Slimline Mini Book! I had so much fun with mine.

I started by searching the Google for paintings of mothers with children, and cropped them to about 3" x 8" so I could print 3 to a page. 

Once they were trimmed out, I brushed the edges with ink, then every panel got a little stenciling, a little stamping, and a little bit of brayering or gel printed white paint. 

I layered each panel onto a book page (not to worry - this is a homeschool history book with a broken binding and missing pages - not resalable, and my kids were happy to donate it to art) and then onto the pages of my mini book.

These sentiments are from my Mom Life clear set from Impression Obsession - there were just enough sentiments for all the pages!

It was really fun to look through all the paintings! There are some beautiful ones... Mary Cassatt has always been one of my favorite artists, and I included a few of hers.

These sentiments... so relatable! This book is made with 80# cardstock which is mostly doubled, so it's very sturdy.

These are the back and front covers (book laying open flat) - a couple of favorites.

Before I adhered the covers, I used a little washi tape to bind the edges of the pages together. They're glued back to back, which leaves all the folds exposed at the spine. It's a little stronger this way.

Here's that sweet back page affirmation for whoever needs it today!


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  1. BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Dina!!!! LOVE those sentiments & the pictures you used!! ;)<3

  2. love this and am going to try to recreate it for my sister. Did you print the pictures of the mother/child on printer paper or card stock?

    1. Lois, I printed on 80# cardstock. I have the photos in a pdf - send me a quick email if you'd like a copy!