Category Archive: books

Oct 28

Hawthorn Hex Cover

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I just started the cover of HAWTHORN HEX, book six in the Kit Melbourne series. I knew I wanted to have a stone with carving on it, because it factors into the story, and because it would make a nice color contrast with the teal background I already had painted. ┬áThis is just a draft, …

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Oct 20

Red Butterfly Book

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┬áThis book must have gotten lost in my postings, because I actually completed it earlier this summer. I started with a piece of calico with an autumnal print, and block printed over it with leaf-motif texture plates. This was one of those where I managed to muddy it and obscure the original design, but didn’t …

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Oct 06

Butterfly Book

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This is the book I decided was good enough to give to my friend for her birthday. She also got a scrabble tile pendant which happened to have a butterfly on it. It was coincidence, but I ran with it and gave her a butterfly sticker and a butterfly card. Like the striped book, this …

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Sep 22

Striped Book

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  This book ended up a lot closer to what I wanted. I left enough space between the edge of the page and the inside cut so that it didn’t get maladjusted. I liked the cloth cover, and kept it clean and free of debris while it was drying. I also attached a strap wiht …

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Sep 15

Blue and White Hollow Book

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  This was another attempt at making a hollowed-book clutch purse for my friend’s birthday. As it turns out, it’s very easy to cover a book with cloth. Plain thin calico adheres beautifully to paper. the inside of this book also worked, and I liked the pattern, but when I was gluing it, I had …

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