Unique A Handmade Book by Lynne Moncrieff



I have shared this Slit Book on social media, at the time of the sharing of samples the team made for That's Crafty's then appearance on HOCHANDA. I always intended to return to this book as a D.T. project, as it showcases That's Crafty's tea bag paper, walnut ink crystals and liquid acrylic wax.


That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Carved Stamps Set 1
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Lynne's Affirmations Set 7
That's Crafty! Tea Bag Paper
That's Crafty! Walnut Ink Crystals
That's Crafty! Liquid Acrylic Wax
That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays: Ochre, Redwood, Walnut
That's Crafty! Interference Paint Gold
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Distress Ink Tea Dye
1 A4 sheet Watercolour/Rag Paper
Watercolour/Rag Paper (stamping surface for leaves)
Scraps of eco dyed/stained Rice Paper and Tea Bag Paper
Brown Cotton Thread & Needle


The Slit Book structure (I referred to the wonderful book, Bound by Rachel Hazell) is a simple book to create.

In my pile of stained/dyed/eco dyed papers, I had tea bag paper, previously stained with walnut ink crystals. I had also randomly applied some Interference Gold Paint to the paper.

Eight panels were torn, so they would fit the face of each page. First, brush the Liquid Acrylic Wax onto the book surface, the teabag paper was then laid down, smoothed to avoid air bubbles before applying a top layer of the Liquid Acrylic Wax. This was repeated for all eight panels.

To stamp the Carved Leaves, they were lightly inked with Distress Ink. The ink is only to provide a guide for painting the Leaves with the Flat Matte Sprays.

Spring: The stamped Season label was layered to pieces of stained Rice and Tea bag paper, topped with a piece of speciality paper, with marks in the form of hand-stitches.

Summer: This time a Carved Leave is the focal, with the stamped Summer label layered to the stem, again with hand-stitches appearing.

Central Pages

Layers of scrunched papers, all either stained with Flat Matte Sprays, Walnut Ink Crystals or Eco Dyed, with Liquid Acrylic Wax applied to them.  An Affirmation rests on top of them.

Autumn: The Carved Leave appears again.
Winter: I chose lighter stained papers.

Slit Books are a nice way to display a collection of images/theme.

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  1. Dear Lynne , it is stunning, and so beautiful in its simplicity , love the 4 seasons , and how wonderful you illustrated them . Dorthe xxx

  2. A very beautiful book Lynne and love all the natural shades on the pages. The layers of papers add such wonderful texture too.
    Fliss xx

  3. Whst a textural beauty , Lynne. Just gorgeous x


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