Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
I made three books, first one here today, and eight collages (the kind I post here often).
This green book is a sample for the NorBAG workshop I'll teach this summer -- an altered book with recycled pages. The spine of the book was in fine shape, but I didn't like the title and didn't want it to show. So I covered it with discharged fabric fused with muslin. I covered the inside spine, which you can see in the last photo, with deco Duck tape.
As far as possible, I used green images for the recycled pages, including some old collages of mine. I like trying to stay within a color theme for most of the books I make.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The lightest pink book was constructed first by fusing two prints together -- the backs of both were printed with something else entirely and I didn't want them to show. So I fused the two pieces together, creating a fairly stiff sheet that I then cut into six equal-sized pieces. Each piece was folded and had another hand printed folio inserted, then they were individually pamphlet stitched.
And lastly, another tiny hard cover book created by folding a piece of printed paper in half lengthwise, then accordion folding. 1-5/8 x 3-1/8 inches.
Hope you enjoyed these Pink books ~ I learned a lot and I loved making them. Now, on to other delights.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This one has hard boards covered with printed papers. 3-1/8 x 3-1/8 inches.
Today's last is a flag book ~ concertina spine with folded pages glued onto each mountain fold of the spine. The pages are of graduated length. This is my first flag book. 1-3/4 x 3-1/8 inches.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The book below has boards covered with my very first piece of surface designed silk, from years ago. I'd not found a use for it before now. The ribbon is braided 6-strand embroidery thread attached inside the back cover. 2-7/8 x 4 inches.
The last book has doubled paper hearts stitched into the valley folds. The pink and white dotted paper is the only commercial paper used in this entire series. 2-7/8 x 3-1/8 inches.
I'll have three more mini books tomorrow.
Monday, January 21, 2013
I used an old watercolor of mine for the cover on this one.
Hand printed paper covering hard boards, hand printed paper within. Ribbon attached to rear board under paper. 3-1/8 x 4-1/8 inches.