Just before Christmas, I was over at my friend Jamie's house, having a play day, and Jamie photographed my process using wooden print blocks. So here are the videos! 

If you want to see the how-to for the pink box, here's the tutorial I did earlier.

This one is a tutorial for a simple 3-hole pamphlet bound book. You'll see I also created all the pages, so the book is complete - all it needs is a bit of journalling. As I used acrylics (which dry waterproof) the pages are safe to collage, paint, glue, distress...

When doing the stitching, start at the centre hole (from the inside or outside of the book, your choice) then go up to the next hole. Bring the thread down to the last hole (missing out the centre hole) and then finish off by stitching through that centre hole again. Postion the thread so one end is one either side of the length of thread you just stitched, and tie off by trapping that central thread between the two ends. Use a square or Reef knot (right over left, left over right) and trim close to the knot. Press down on the knot with a bone folder to flatten. That's it!

Jamie is the brains behind Colouricious - if you haven't seen their excellent YouTube videos and craft DVDs, you are really missing something!

Here, I was using acrylics and gesso - just make sure you clean your blocks or stamps continuously, because once this stuff dries, it's permanent. (I plonk mine image-side down on a damp flannel, sponge, wad of kitchen paper, to keep the surface moist till I'm ready to clean up.)


  1. Queen of Dreamsz1 May 2011 at 22:24

    Hi Susie,

    I wanted to pop in to say hello and see what you are up to. I know these videos have to be good since you are the creator. ♥ You know how I struggle with videos on my 3G network.{boo hoo} I'm hoping for 4G by end of next year. I think that will make it so much better for me.

    I bought my new issue of the British version of Country Living even though I can't come visit you I can enjoy the loveliness of this British version.

    Have a wonderful Pink Sparkly day,
    Stephanie ♥

  2. Awesome videos...

  3. Fab video's Susie, enjoyedwatching them

  4. Plush Possum Studio5 May 2011 at 16:28

    Wow! Nice surprises to find here. Your book tutorial is really helpful. I hadn't tried one in a while and needed an update. Thanks!


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