I’ve been doing some book making lately. I finished up these two small hardcover books earlier this week. I had made the text blocks inside these during a demo when I was teaching a book making class at the Danforth Museum last year but never got around to making covers for them.
The book on the left has been covered in cork paper and the bike embellishment is a metal charm that I bought a while ago.
I also just finished this new book:
This hardcover book measures 9″x2″x6″. The outside of the book has been covered in linen fabric and pulp lace. Inside is lined with lokta paper. The metal house box has been encased into the cover and a collage has been placed inside the window opening (yes the door opens). Inside are 3 signatures sewn in using linen thread. There is a combination of paper bag pages that have been run through a printer to add lines to them along with blank pages with edges “aged”with walnut ink. I’ve also added several sets of hand dyed linen fabric pages (dyed with walnut ink) as well. Envelopes have been stitched to the pages and filled with a variety of ephemera including journaling tags,transparencies,real vintage postcards,photos and letters. On the back inside cover there is a 4 section slide holder embellished with a poem by yeats and a vintage metal charm. Here’s some more detail shots: