Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
My first crack at making a book. This was the first assignment of the semester, and I started it off with a bang using fancy papers and thread that made the rest of the class jealous :) Juuuust kidding. Little did I know that this simple structured book would open an entire new world for my creative juices.
Materials Used: assorted rice papers, card stock, pva glue
This is one of the books I created for my bookbinding final. This semester I have begun to mold all of my different media into very unique pieces of artwork. The drawing used on the spine of this book is actually a self-portrait charcoal drawing that I completed in my drawing class. I have always wanted a very personal journal...and what a better way to personalize something than with a self drawn picture!
Materials Used: Binders Board, charcoal drawing, papirus paper, hand-marbled japanese paper, hand-made reversable paper, pva glue
Made from scrapbooking materials, this stab-binding is now in the possession of my roomie. She has a fasination for pink and scrapbooking papers are a great cheaper way to cover books! Although when I can afford them I prefer the rice papers (but what starving artist has the funds to always work with the best of the best materials ;P)
Materials Used: assorted scrapbooking papers, embelishments, pva glue
My first long-stitch book. I loved the texture bubbles that were on this orange paper. it makes such a great cover! I fell in love with this stitch and have used it multiple times on other works. It is simple and you can create some really neat designs with variations of the stitching.
Materials Used: textered paper, thread, cardstock
Your very basic book. This is the format that all hard back bound books use. Quite frankly...its a pain in the neck. Papers wrinkle easily and if you dont use a heavy enough paper for the inside pages...they will rinkle when you glue them down (the front and back pages of the signatures are used as the end papers) There are to many other fantastic forms out there to use this one often. Besides we see this format on a daily basis..I want to focus more on what is unique :)
Materials Used: assorted rice paper, card stock, thread, reinforcing fabric, book tape, pva glue
My personal variation of the long-stitch. Using Mat board created a sturdy cover and spine allowing the stitch to be tighter and in general holds the book together much more successfully. Many students in my class struggles with not having a heavy enough weight of paper...and you cannot use rice paper on the original construction. My invention allows me to continue to play with color combos and not have to deal with ripping paper and ruining hours of work!
Materials Used: Mat board, textured paper, assorted rice paper, card stock, linen thread, pva glue