Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday`s Handbound Book

I never leave home without my sketchbook.
This time it´s a blue one.
The edges of the book block were stippled with light blue ink.
Three ribbons were attached as bookmarks.
The cover paper was stamped with gesso for a resist effect that you see with the large white stars. After that was dry.... I painted the paper with acrylics and stamped some smaller stars. Once the book boards were covered.... I added the small quote made of the same painted paper.

A closer look at the cover paper and my favorite wave cut spine cloth.

"Art is just another way of keeping a diary."


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20 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow selbst gebunden *Respekt*
Wunderschön Cynnie.

Basement gal said...

Wow so professional looking. I just love it.

Janine said...

dein schetch buch sieht super aus, da stehen bestimmt tolle schetchen drin :)) glg janine

Terry said...

Fabulous Cynnie! I love what you have done with this book and the blues are beautiful! Have a wonderful day and eat chocolate!

Hermine said...

Goegeous sketchbook!

Petra Tillmann said...

This is beautiful! Great book and great stamping!

katrin said...

boooooooooooooooah - das ist einfach nur GIGANTISCH schöööööööööööööööön!!! bewundere jeden, der das soooo perfekt kann!!!

Jolette said...

This is a beautiful book!!!

Anneke said...

Beautiful book, the cover is even more beautiful! I like the stars and the gesso resist! This wave became your signature, nice!
My sketch book is black and ugly, I have to make me a nice one too :)

Jessie said...

Oh Cynnie it's absolutley gORgeous! What a work of art and such an inspiring book to use. :) xx

stampdiva said...

Cynnie your books leave me spellbound. Incredibe. Have a great day. Lynne x

Lenna Young Andrews said...

This is a beautiful Sketchbook, Cynnie. I love the stars stamped with gesso. Thank you for visiting my blog and I am glad you enjoyed my first zentangle ATCs! ; ^ ) lenna

DymphieM said...

i always love to see your wavy spines, it adds such a nice interrest to yhe books, gorgeous work!

Terry said...

Thanks Cynnie for sharing in my excitement!!! Have a wonderful day!

Karen B. said...

This is a beautiful work of art and the waved binding adds so much.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Dein selbstgebundenes Buch sieht klasse aus. Ein tolles Blau.

Linda Hensley said...

Beautiful! With such a nice outside, only good things can happen inside. I'm almost motivated to follow your example... almost. I think I'll just admire from afar :) Thanks for the comment on my site too!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love the gorgeous blue Cynnie! beautiful book!

belindaschneider said...

tolles gebundenes buch!

Diana Evans said...

me too!!! my sketchbooks are all sizes and they always are with me!!!!

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