Turning Ordinary Household Paper
into Extraordinary Handmade Books (+Mail Art)

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100+ ways to use household paper in your handmade books! The Bookmaker's Guide to Upcycling will be your go-to resource for upcycled bookmaking inspiration. In this comprehensive guide I give you tips on what paper to save for bookmaking, and share ideas (and 100+ photos) on incorporating it into your handmade books!


You have a wealth of bookmaking materials right in your own home! Join me in an upcoming workshop and learn how to transform ordinary household paper into extraordinary handmade books.   


A gallery of handmade journals and artist books made from old books, envelopes, cardboard boxes and more.

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My first love was mail art! I fell in love with it before I knew how to make a single book. Here's a sampling of mail art and collage created with old books, scraps, vintage maps, magazine pages, and cancelled postage stamps.


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Two free tutorials created through recent collaborations with the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington DC


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