Tag: hand bound book

Oct 20

Red Butterfly Book

┬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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Aug 18

Red Palm Leaf Book

  This is one of those covers that I altered so much that I can hardly remember what the base looked like. I think it was a pink-and-red calico. I did the leaf pattern with black gesso and a texture plate, then painted over the whole thing with red acrylic. the central leaf shape is …

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Aug 04

Beth’s Blue Silver Oak Book

  I’ve been making books like this for several years now, giving them away to writer friends. My rule is that people only get one. Then I realized I’d never given one to Beth, my sister-in-law, even though I talk to her every day. I only had three little books left, so I had to …

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Dec 31

Year of the Pig Book

The name of this book came from the epoxy sticker on the front. My friend sent it to me from Japan, home of the most wonderful stationary stores I’ve ever seen. She sent it in the year of the pig, a few years ago, and I couldn’t bear to part with it, so I put …

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Dec 20

Blue Steampunk Book

Of the three books I made this time, I was sure this one would be my favorite. I started with some cloth that I like very much, and then I got out some of my expensive interference acrylics and my wings silkscreen and made a pair of shimmery wings across it. I added other Victoriana …

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