Book Making

Mini Book Ornament and Haiku

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Book Making, Creative Exercises, Haiku My Heart, My techniques, Tutorial | 23 comments

Mini Book Ornament and Haiku

I have been making book ornaments for about 15 years. I love books, love the holidays and what is not to love about combining the two? This year was special because I got to decorated them with papers I made with my new stencils. I started with a saturated piece of paste paper. Added a layer of Silks (acrylic glazes) using my stencils. I kept adding layers until I was satisfied. Love that. Did a few more papers. And a few more. For this project you need: 2 pieces decorative paper 3″ x 3″ 2 pieces mat board 2.5″ x 2.5″ 1 piece colored paper for text block 2.25 x...

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Words for the Season

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Book Making, Charity Work, My Work, What I am up to | 1 comment

Words for the Season

I was asked to donate an ornament to Two Hands Paperie, a spectacular paper, book, and art shop in Boulder owned by my friend Mia Semingson, that will be sold as a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. Because I love Christmas, and all things holiday related at this time of year, I decided to ponder the season and find words to describe all celebrating going on around me. I have friends that celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanza, Solstice, and Diwali, all these can be described with similar words of observance and intention. I made a book to hang on a tree, or any other hanging place. The text paper was...

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Happy (Finally) Accidents

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Artist Friends, Book Making, Happy Accidents, Journaling | 4 comments

Happy (Finally) Accidents

Last week I spent a day making books with my uber-talented bookmaking and calligraphy artist friend, David Ashley. He also makes jam, and bakes like a french chef. My kids also love him. In other words, he is guy you want to know. Making traditional books is for the fussy. Seriously, you have to love that kind of thing to tolerate on day of formal book making. This set of books started for me when I found a vintage series of books that had very cool covers. I took them off. Then I had to make new text blocks, the inside of the book. I used 140# Fabriano Artistico Hot Press (smooth)...

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