Thursday, 18 May 2017
Fabric Covered Tag Book Tutorial
Hi everyone! Autumn with you today to share a simple substrate concept with you. I hope you will be inspired by this tutorial to participate in our current challenge, Fabric and Fibres.
To start cut several chipboard tags to form the inner pages. I used the size of 7 x 3 1/2". Next cut two cover tags 1/4" larger than the page tags. Adhered fleece (cotton batting works well too) with Beacon 3-1 adhesive to one side of each cover tag.
Trim the excess flush with the tag's perimeter.
To form nicely mitered corners, start by adhering the cut off sections of your tag. Next do the opposite side, the bottom. Working in opposites helps with keep the fabric taut.
Trim away excess fabric and fold in any edges before adhering. Snip away any loose fabric as you go. I try to keep the glue within a half inch around the tag.
Once both tags are covered nicely, cut a sheet of designer paper slightly smaller than your covers and adhere completely with the same glue. Burnish the paper well so you cover all of the seams. Punch holes at the top and attach a ring to bind everything together.
The pages and cover are ready to alter with your stamps and stencils in whatever theme you choose.
You can easily remove the tags to work with and add them back to your book. The plush cover feels great in your hands and is nice and thick with the batting. I hope you will follow my blog to see this project evolve from substrate to art. Thanks so much for joining me today!