Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

distressed goldust

You can see that the fabric is loosely sewn around the board. That is one thing I like about it. You can see the distressed bookboard under the sheer fabric.

However, this book was one error after another: I shouldn't have sewn the endpaper on. I made a very bad job of binding. It got really hot this afternoon and I got drowsy. My mind kept wandering.
Also, while I love the scent of coffee, the coffee stained paper still smells really strongly of coffee. But not really in a good way.

I do like the sheer fabric over the distressed bookboard, the splashes of coffee stain, the wooden button and the ribbon closure.

Dimensions are approximately 8" x5" x 1" (13cm x 10cm x 2.5cm)

ribbon closure around wooden button front cover with thread
coffee stained ribbon closure
top and spine coffee stained

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

bookbinding - paste paper accordian fold book in green & yellow

My first (and feeble) attempt at paste paper. The fold paper inside is yellow construction paper. The back cover is the same paper as the front. I recycled a green ribbon for closure.

It would be perfect for a small pocket photo album. It is 4" x 3" (10.1cm x 7.6cm) and 16 pages.

standing  standing open ribbon

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Monday, May 10, 2010

RIP Frank Frazetta

I am thankful to have been able to visit the Frazetta Museum and to view his paintings in person.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

bookbinding - italian red wine box art covers with single sheet pages

The cover is one half of a hexagonal box that had a gorgeous bottle of Italian red wine. I used single sheets rather than signatures. Dimensions, 15" x 7 ¾ " x 2 ½" inches (38.10cm x 19.7cm x 6.35cm). I don't generally like tall books. But this one is fun. (I decided to leave it full height) Since the box was a hexagon, the folds are permanent.

The pages are cardboard cut from boxes. I painted gesso mixed with pumice and background color on the pages. The pumice is too coarse. I had two grains from soapmaking and I chose the wrong one. It will be interesting to work on, no doubt.

standing tall back, spine, cover

"pages" yellow threads

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