Sunday, 12 October 2008

Hand Made Book cont.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my handmade book. The papers I used for the cover was made at another workshop recently with the same lady who showed me how to make the book. We took simple cartridge paper and used Lumiere paints to paint it or sponged the paint on. We then sprayed it with inks into which powdered pigment had been added. In fact most of the added pigment was powdered sparkly eye shadow! Once dry some of the papers were scrunched up to give some texture and the surface was sprayed with a fixative.
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I had left the papers in our conservatory and found them later with the sun shining onto them through a small piece of stained glass that I have hanging in the window.
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The instructions for the book mostly can be found in this book which I had bought a few days before. (The tutor had a lot of book making experience). Its title is misleading as it is not about Scrapbooking so much as making all sorts of books from all sorts of materials. I've included a glimpse of a couple of pages as an example. Sorry they're small but I don't want to get done for copyright so I've tried to make sure you can't actually read anything.
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I'm not sure if the book is still in print. I got it from a local discount book shop.
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2 comments:

Dot said...

The technique you used to make the pages sounds like great fun!

Lesley said...

Ooooh I've got that book!! Might have to dig it out as I can feel some Christmas present book making coming on!

xxx