I was going to call this post "scrap booking" just for fun, but decided that I didn't want to attract the wrong crowd. Scrap booking bothers me - because it shouldn't be a verb and i really think it is just a big money grab for the people making the "supplies" - $1.75 for a single 12x12 sheet of paper??? Wouldn't real "memory items" like your actual ticket stubs be a better keepsake than some fabricated die-cut pretend ticket stubs? Come on.
Oh, that rant really has nothing to do with anything. Apologies to all scrappers.
Sometimes I need to do something different, and sometimes I feel like trying to use some of the small pieces of leather that accumulate around me. So I've made this bunch of books using leather scraps. I think the red book is my favorite of these.
I arranged and adhered the various pieces onto some nice St Armand handmade paper, then pressed them and let them dry for several days. Before making the books, I also coated the covers with PVA (!) then sprayed them with an acrylic matte spray. That seems to consolidate all the different pieces. And just for fun, when everything else was done, I used glitter glue to outline the blocks on the blue book.
For a change, I suppose structure wasn't my main concern this time around. So I kept the binding simple; all are bound with a very simple longstitch and link stitch combination.