Thursday, 26 June 2008

book for beth

Rounded spine book with tracing paper dust cover and paper tree cut out...






It's the book from yesterday, with a little tree cut out to be used as a card and then stored away in the cover for safe keeping... and here are some gratuitous paper shots of the inside...






Tissue paper, tracing paper, watercolour paper, cartridge, newsprint, kraft paper, graph paper... (actually, I want to keep it)

I also tried a bit of an experiment with the covering of the book; I wanted a particular red colour and a softer texture which the buckram couldn't provide, so I used quilting cotton and ironed on some fusable interfacing to create a kind of book cloth... I've tried this before with bondaweb but it was a bit floppy so this time I bought the firmest interfacing I could find and it seems to have worked ok (apart from a few glue splodges, but we won't mention them). Its definitely something I think is worth having another go at :)


4 comments:

eshu said...

you are so ridiculously talented

and that Beth is one lucky girl

if you did make more of these and were to say put them in your shop you could pretty much guarantee that i'd buy one!

Diane said...

Me too! This is exactly the kind of book I have been searching for!

thewindhover said...

I adore this.. and everything you create. Thank you for your wonderful creations; and ditto Diane and Eshu - Beth is one blessed soul!

Sarah said...

Ahhw thanks :) Perhaps I will have to get my fingers busy and see if i can come up with a few more...