Greyboard Mini Books

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Greyboard Mini Books

Make your own mini brag books, prayer diaries and notebooks with pre-cut greyboard book covers. Decorate the covers with acrylic paints and ink pads and add the pages for altering with paper cuttings, printed and decorated papers.

Paint the book covers with the DecoArt Media white paint and when it dries, use the stencil brush with vertical strokes to add the DecoArt Extreme Sheen silver paint.

When the surface dries, use a sponge dauber to light cover with the VersaFine CLAIR inks avoiding over colouring the silver painted areas. Use a soft towel to remove excess ink from the surface.

Remove a branch from the Tando greyboard leaves to use as a 'stamp'. Set it on the VersaMark watermark pad to soak ink and then press onto the green coloured book cover. Add white embossing powder and heat set.

Press the same branch onto the VersaFine CLAIR Rain Forest ink pad and stamp on the cover surface. Let it air dry or speed up the process with a heat tool.

Use pages from the paper pad to cover the inside of the book covers.

Wrap some jute cord on the front book cover (if the jute cord looks too thick, remove some by reverse twisting it and use a part of it). Remove the hanger ring from the metallic frame and add it on the side of the jute cord.

Use the jewellery glue to set the branch inside the frame and fill spaces with the small no hole beads.

Continue adding embellishments.

For the purple cover, add a piece of the ribbon, covering inside and outer covers.

Colour a large greyboard branch with the VersaFine CLAIR Purple Delight ink pad.

Place the branch and add small and medium size no hole rainbow beads.

For the blank pages, cut A4 pages 16x7cm, fold in half and per 5 pages add them with a strong string or twine to the cover using the exisiting cuttings on the book cover spine.

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 25mm Printed Grosgrain Ribbon - 2m Paisley Pink
  • Buddly Crafts 3,4,5 & 6mm No Hole Rainbow Pearls 500pcs - Coffee Rose
  • Buddly Crafts Clear Glass Domed Cabochons - 12mm Round 15pcs GC3
  • Buddly Crafts Rose Rectangle Metal Pendant Frames - 3pcs Silver Tone ST21
  • Cousin Jewelry Basics 4-8mm Metal Jump Rings 120pcs - Silver 34719158
  • Craft Medley Natural Jute Cord 80g - 3ply FL102
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallic Paint 59ml 2oz - Silver
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Paint 1oz (29.6ml) - Titanium White DMFA39
  • Extra Strong Sewing Thread 50m - White
  • Hemline Linen Thread 10m - White
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun No Hole Mini Pearls 1mm - White #4203
  • Knorr Prandell Beads & Sequins Assortment - Green
  • Leonhardy Stencil Brush - #6
  • Ranger Embossing Powder - White
  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Gun - UK Plug STI 2000
  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Sticks - 12pcs Clear STI 2001
  • Studio Light 6x6 Paper Pad - #81
  • Tando Creative Greyboard Mini Books - 75mm x 80mm Living Hinge
  • Tando Creative Greyboard Mini Leaves #1 - 8pcs 35mm > 70mm
  • Tim Holtz Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors - 18cm (7
  • Tsukineko VersaFine CLAIR Pigment Ink Pad - Purple Delight
  • Tsukineko VersaFine CLAIR Pigment Ink Pad - Rain Forest
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad - Large
  • Viva Decor Jewellery Glue 28ml
Tags: Mixed Media

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.