Thursday, July 15, 2010

Artist's Bookmaking- Week 3


This week, we made two miniature hardcover books using book cloth and board. The first was this orange book, a very basic model made a little more challenging with the addition of a ribbon using a chisel and hammer.









The second book we made was similar, but this time we attempted a flag book- another style of accordion book with small folds to which you can attach pieces of paper:

I can see so much potential for this kind of book. The teacher brought in an example using fortunes from Chinese fortune cookies; I can see using the flag structure as part of a scrapbook for tickets or other mementos, and other things too.

I stopped by the local hardware store this week and picked up some hand tools so I can continue this hobby on my own- an awl, a chisel and a good knife. I even got my craft notebook out and starting jotting down ideas for the "personal accordion" project, one of our assignments. I think I want to make a scrapbook for my and my husband's upcoming trip to Florida in August. I already have this great floral paper for the cover- which means I only have everything else to figure out. Fun!

9 comments:

Mystica said...

Am enjoying seeing your progress and watching you make something different every week.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

These are so pretty! I wish I had a class like that near me - I see much potential for Christmas presents!

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you're a pro already!

Zibilee said...

These are just beautiful! Every week you just keep getting better and better. I agree with rhapsodyinbooks, I wish there was class like that here. I am a scrapbooker, and I can imagine how nice it would be to have my very own handmade scrapbook.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

OOh very nice. I just learned how to process and mend book at the library this week. I had so much fun!

diaryofaneccentric said...

Wow, looks like you have a true talent for bookmaking. They both are gorgeous!

Valerie said...

Once again, wonderful job! BTW, I hope you don't mind that I linked to your post about last week's projects -- I finally shared some pics of that pencil roll I did :-).

bookmagic said...

How very cool, what a great hobby!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

what a fun class, combining two of your major interests. I've seen some of your pieces as you've posted pics on twitter -- I especially like this 'flag' page format.