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Anatomy of a Book Cover . . .

Happy May Everyone!

MAM A

Today I'm putting together a brand new album from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

It's called a Bracket Edge Booklet but it's so much more than that!

This booklet opens to reveal

a pocket on each side as well as a mini-book in each pocket.

MAM B

Follow this link to see how I decorated the cover using lots of 

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Anatomy of a Book Cover

See you there!


Mini Album Makers May 2019 . . .

MAM A

Hi Everyone!

Today is the start of a new month and that means another challenge on the Mini Album Makers blog.

This month I'm working with a new book from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

called

Bracket Edge Booklet.

Here are the chipboard pieces that come with the kit:

Base Page with Pockets pre-cut & pre-scored

GSL B

Mini-book inserts for the pockets (2 of each piece):

GSL C

Brackets for the book cover (one each):

GSL D

This is super easy to put together!

First I painted around the outside edges of the base, both inside and outside.

GSL B

The paint represents Layer #1.

For Layer #2, I used the bracket templates and cut decorative paper

for the inside of the booklet.

Also used a stripe decorative paper for the inside spine.

GSL C

Next, the outside of the pockets were decorated.

It's much easier to decorate them before folding and glueing in place.

GSL D

The next step (and before adhering the pockets in place)

decorate the outside.

Using the bracket templates, I cut paper and layered onto both the front & back covers.

I wanted the spine to look like an old book

so I added a layer of chipboard in horizontal strips on the spine.

This needs to be done before adding the decorative paper to the spine.

GSL B

Then the paper for the spine is cut and dampened slightly to make it easier to mold.

Add the paper to the spine with wet glue, carefully using your finger (not your nail!)

to mold over the horizontal chip.

GSL C

Once the paper and adhesive are dry, ink with a dark brown ink to make it look old.

Now it's time to glue the inside pockets in place.

Here's a little walk-through of how I decorated my Bracket Edge Booklet:

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