Saturday, June 30, 2012
This journal started with the hand painted cover paper. I used a durable heavy weight stock, and rolled it out onto my work table. Layers of paint were applied in the chosen colors, and when dry, that was randomly printed with stamps and stencils.
This is my favorite method for producing unique looking cover papers, which are then cut and applied to book board.
Next, the spine is attached to the book covers, and the signatures of pages are bound in place.
After the binding, which in this case is exposed longstitch, holes are drilled into the heavy covers for the centipede stitch embellishments. I think of them as the guardians of whatever content the new owner chooses to add to the book.... I promise they won't bite.