Once in awhile, I take a class that really resonates! Anke Humpert's class on notebooks in Polymer Clay Adventures was one of those classes. Mosaic Notebook Covers with Anke Humpert at PCA 2017.
I have a very good friend who is a quilter. She was having a birthday and I wanted to make something special. It seemed like a polymer cover on a spiral journal would be perfect.
Finding the right kind of notebook with the right kind of spiral turned out to be more difficult than anticipated. I found one at The Dollar Store but it was not as thick as I wanted. I purchased it and by the time I made the book cover, several pages had to be removed so the cover could turn. Next time I'll look for a thicker one!
The color scheme I chose reflects colors that my friend likes - turquoise and shades of peach.
|Selecting a color scheme|
|Placing the shapes of polymer 'fabric'|
|Waiting to be 'stitched' and placed in binder|
After baking (or curing) I used alcohol ink to draw 'stitches' on each pattern piece and then placed the cover on the spiral to finish the book.
Happy Birthday Luana!
'Quilted' stitched and finished