Polymer Clay Keepsake Memory Book
Martha Aleo shares her process for making her polymer clay keepsake memory book.
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22. To assemble the keepsake book, glue one 5" x 5" outside cover squares together with one 5" x 5" texturized square, back to back. Repeat with the other two 5" x 5" squares for the back cover.
23.Cut a 3-3/4" x 22" piece of fabric.
- Measure in 4-1/2 inches from one end and glue one of the 4-inch photo squares to the fabric using white glue.
- Glue another 4-inch photo square onto the fabric strip1/2 inch from the first photo square.
- Glue the third 4-inch photo square onto the fabric strip spaced 1/2 inch from the previous one. Let dry.
24. Flip the fabric strip over and glue the three remaining 4-inch photo squares back-to-back with the first three photo squares with the fabric sandwiched in between.
25. There will be 4-1/2 inch piece of fabric extending beyond the photo squares on both ends. Let dry. Fold the squares up like an accordion.
26. Glue the end of the fabric to the textured side of the 5" x 5" front cover and repeat with the other end of the fabric, gluing it to the inside of the back cover.
27. Glue one 4" x 4" textured clay square on top of the fabric on the inside of the front cover and the second 4" x 4" textured clay square on the inside of the back cover.
28. Gently fold up the book like an accordion, place it on a flat surface, and weight the polymer clay keepsake memory book down with a flat object. Let dry for several hours.
As an attorney working in the Philadelphia, Pa., court system, Martha Aleo's days aren't very crafty. But at night and on the weekends, her creative talents kick in! She enjoys working with glass and metal and she even has a kiln in her basement for ceramics and glasswork. She also enjoys beading and crocheting.
Denise Graham creates unique three-dimensional "paintings" using her polymer clay.