Here is an easy and colorful cure for a boring staircase, and a surefire way to make visitors' eyes pop when they come over to your house!
I have been making Thumb Books -- so-called because they aren't much bigger than one -- since the beginning of Artsyville time! I go through a lot of colorful paper here, and there are scraps. So many scraps. Crates and crates of them. I could recycle the leftovers, sure, but it's more fun to make stuff out of them, and my hands-down favorites are Thumb Books: notebooks that invite all sorts of possibilities and charm me with their petite size.
This one is less of a tutorial, and more of a stage for me to shout out about how much I love pairing kraft paper and colored pencil! They work together beautifully. Kraft paper has an amazing texture and tooth, and the pencil grabs on that like glue & gives it a powerful visual impact.