Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Made Some Books

A few weeks ago, during one of my jewelry-making breaks, I gathered a bunch of my books on how to make books.  I spent 2 days making the 5 books you see in this photo.

Clockwise from upper left:  spiral bound book with clear acrylic covers and random papers, variation on stab binding, spiral bound book with gorgeous green paper on the covers, large black stab bound album type book, small lime green book.

The small lime green book is what most people would picture when the word "book" is mentioned.  As you can see from this photo, I need to work on aligning my signatures (book sections) when making this sort of book. 

For the stab binding variation book, I selected some of my own marbled paper for edging the covers.

One of the most fun things for me about making books is selecting the papers for the covers and inside plates.  I love working with all the colors and patterns available.


shari said...

Beautiful, Vicki!! I love your new books!! You made amazing marbled paper.... It's great to see you using some of it here!!

I have that dark brown/gold leaf paper, too... I love using it! Are you keeping a journal for your bookmaking now? ;-) I still use our collaborative notes on coptic, you know?

Orion Designs said...

I didn't want to use any of that marbled paper for the longest time. Once I saw that it was getting dusty, I decided to start using it. I can't believe how much I have, just from that one day of marbling!

When I decide to do a coptic binding, I always use our notes. We did good!

Pricilla said...

They are lovely, Vicki. Your talents are boundless.