Monday, July 25, 2011
New hand-bound journals!
This is what has kept me busy much of this past week...I was down to the last 5 pages of the current journal, and it was crunch time! So J. tore paper for me last week, and folded signatures, I sewed and glued them, and over the weekend did the covers for all seven.
I am ready to ROLL.
It's fun making your own cover paper...my favorite, at right, is the inside of an old Strathmore watercolor pad, which had an interesting ridgy texture! Originally I was just testing a Japanese Sumi-e brush, but it was so much fun...journal paper! That's an old & stamp from an early 20th C. stamp set, but since I ended up with the paper upside down, it looks like a very strange lower case B!
Had to do the maroon cover too, with the brush, the stamp, and splatters and sprays...
The bottom journal was what's left of an old grocery sack I wadded up, dampened, and inked...it and my favorite on the right both have my handmade bookcloth for the hinges/spines, too...