Book Cover

Kyriakos of Crafts World has been experimenting with Worbla for various projects with fantastic results. Above is the book cover he made with Worbla’s Mesh Art, which would be great for Journaling! And below is the seps he took to create it!

Materials used
Worbla’s Meshed Art (WMA) Thermoplastic Modelling & Moulding Sheet – 180mm x 250mm x 1.2mm
Marianne Design Embossing Folder & Cutting Die – Tyre Tracks – Chevrons DF3407
Buddly Crafts Industrial Gears Metal Charms – 20pcs Silver Tone AS6
Tsukineko StazOn Midi Ink Pad – Jet Black
Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Desert Sand MD804
May Arts 20mm Chevron Stripe Twill Ribbon – 2m – Celery #38
Buddly Crafts Wooden Shapes – 50mm Santa Moustache 5pcs W47
Viva Decor Mulberry Paper Flowers – 50pcs White
Tsukineko VersaColor Pigment Ink Pad Large – Sage #187
Joy! Crafts Bookbinding Rings 12pcs – 30mm Silver
Buddly Crafts 12mm Pearl Brads – 24pcs Ivory BR1
Knorr Prandell 10mm Satin Ribbon Roll – 4.5m – Olive Green #2248
Buddly Crafts 5mm Round Metal Claw Stud Rivets – Silver Tone 200pcs #V8

Tools used
Die cutting machine
Heating gun
Hot glue gun
Piercing tool

Heat well the Worbla sheet and pass through the die cutting machine using the Chevron embossing folder. Set the folder to one of the sheet’s corners. Make sure that the Worbla is heated well and you use the correct plates on your machine.

Cut the Worbla sheet to the length.

Heat a bit in the center and fold, creating a semi circular spine.

Cut two small pieces of the remaining Worbla sheet.

Heat the small pieces and use them to secure the binding rings to the center of the spine inside the cover.

Using the StazOn inkpad, distress the chevron design of the cover.

Lightly colour the paper flowers and the wooden moustache with the sage and desert sand inkpads.

Cut a 40cm long piece of the Chevron stripe ribbon and glue it in the center of the cover. Continue with a small piece of the satin ribbon and the paper flowers.

Using a piercing tool open holes and set the gears with brads. Continue with glueing smaller gears and adding round rivets


Thanks again to Kyriakos for sharing this tutorial. You can find their work on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.