Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Coffee Mugs & Love Accordion Book



Today is day two of my introduction of my 3 newest stencils from Stencil Girl.  Here are step out photos showing how I made an accordion coffee book with the Coffee Mugs & Love stencil, which looks like this:


I had received a box from Amazon (how odd is that??) that contained lots of small rectangles of cardboard to prevent the contents from moving around.  I decided they would make a great book!   I was inspired by this tutorial by Michelle Ward on making an Upcycled Cardboard Journal.  


I took a piece of card stock from my stash and cut it to the height of the rectangles.  Then I scored it and created an accordion fold for each of the pieces of cardboard.  (Here is a video tutorial on creating a hidden hinged binding.... I wish I had watched it before I stumbled through this project!)


 I coated all of the rectangles with clear gesso to seal them and fortify them, and also give them some "tooth."  Then I used white gesso to coat the pieces that would be the back and front covers of my book.


I used the Paisley Floral Repeat stencil to add a pattern to the covers.  I liked it so much that I added it to all the pieces of cardboard.  (Tomorrow, I will share a video showing how I created unique fabric using this stencil!)



Then I adhered one side of each rectangle to the accordion folded card stock using tacky glue.  My two gesso containers were great weights!



 While the book was drying, I spread embossing paste through the stencil onto card stock.


Once the book and all the embossing paste was dry, I got to work collaging and decorating all the "pages." 

I found some great quotes on Pinterest that just rounded out the book.



I'm thinking that a book like this plus a bag of good coffee beans would make a sweet gift!

Leave a comment to be part of the giveaway for one of my three new stencils!  Yesterday's post about the Happy Birthday Stencil is here, and tomorrow I will post about the Paisley Floral Repeat.  All comments over all three days will be in the hat!

4/23 Update -The winners of these stencils are: 

The Birthday Stencil: Jean "Wow-this would be a wonderful stencil to own!!"

The Coffee Stencil: Robin Lorraine Williamson "Love the coffee stencil the best but they're all fun, can't wait to see your tutorials- have a great day." 

The Paisley Stencil: n56leiker "I have missed the paisley print! I enjoyed watching you work with the Derwent Inktense pencils. They are so vibrant! Thanks for the great tutorial."
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25 comments:

  1. Jessica, I love learning new techniques from you with your stencils. Congrats! Lissag123@verizon.net

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  2. This is a perfect stencil I have coffee dates with my DH weekly to keep us connected with each other. We have rules no work, no problems just you and me time. So we always remember why we fell in love 28 years ago!

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  3. Loving this set! And that accordian book is so cool!

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  4. Thanks for the step by step for the book and for designing such a fun stencil.

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  5. What a fabulous book, and I love the idea of adding a bag of coffee beans as a gift for someone. Thanks for sharing.......Linda E.

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  6. You are most generous with your videos...bea

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  7. Jessica, I love your designs, your spirit, your creativity, and your endless willingness to share and encourage! Thank you! Kaitlin

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  8. Gorgeous ! The colors are so rich and resemble coffee and tea- well done!! Love the vintage look- and yes, you are so generous, not just with videos but with all you give- especially your heart! Thank you for sharing-you! xo

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  9. Love this tutorial! I was wondering how to make these! Thank you for sharing!!

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  10. Amazing that I end up wanting every stencil you use in your tutorials...thanks for teaching new tricks all the time...

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  11. Jessica - I am coming to NJ to have coffee with my friends. Either I love them, or coffee!

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  12. You need one big flipping LOVE BUTTON.. cuz everything, you do I love.

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  13. I'm such a big coffee drinker/fan. I love these stencils and can think of hundreds of ways to use them. I love your cardboard hidden hinge journal, though. I will have to try it out. Thanks!

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  14. What a great combination...coffee and a book! I love them both! If I had this stencil I would be making a bunch of books for all of my coffee loving friends!

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  15. This new stencil is very cute. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions!

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  16. Love these stencils that you can use bits of and move around. Great book!

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  17. Eeek! What better way to start the day than with coffee and paisley stencils.....thank you for the tutorial. what a fabulous idea.

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  18. Oh man, do I love the coffee stencil and the project you made. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. Love the stencil, and really love the accordion book great tutorial thank you for sharing it

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  20. Oh this excited me so much..I love coffee and so does my son. at the end of his driving after the oil fields he text me put the coffee on or coffee time! . I have been making any and all things relating for coffee for our kitchen..The walls must be full of coffee admiration hahahahaha
    awesome art here must get them!want them :) a needful thing lol
    hugs

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  21. Coffee .. oh my YES. I love this stencil!! The cards are fabulous.

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