Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More Books

A little parade of some of my handbound booklets.

The book boards were coated with gesso
and then painted with acrylics.

I then cut the book boards in half and made soft
spines out of heavy watercolor paper covered
with book cloth.

The book block is a single signature of around 80 pages which
I bound using a basic pamphlet stitch.
Punch three holes in the spine and the signature.
Starting from the outside,,,thread the ribbon through
the top and bottom holes. From the inside,,,take both
ribbons out through the center hole,,,one on either side of
the ribbon. Tie a knot around that piece of ribbon and
then wrap the rest of the ribbon around the book.
Tie a bow and you are done.
The theme this week over at The Three Muses is the Book.


Sandy said...

Oh wow die sehen toll aus.
Wunderschöne Bücher.
Ich wünsche Dir einen guten Rutsch meine liebe Cynnie.

WrightStuff said...

They are lovely. I keep thinking I must trty and make some books. YOu are inspiring me!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you make wonderful books! Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!

Terry said...

Cynnie, Your books are amazing! Beautiful colors! Have a very Happy New Year!

indybev said...

Your books are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing the journey of creation with us, and thank you for finding time in your busy holidays to join our challenge this week. Happy New Year!

Anneke said...

Spectacular book parade!

Sadie said...

Great looking books! Great entry.

Karine said...

Your books are beautiful, Cynnie!

Katie said...

These books are great!!

~*~Patty S said...

AND a fantastic parade of beautiful books
YOU ROCK Ms Cyn!!!

Happy Happy New Year to you and yours!

Hermine said...

They look fantastic!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

These books look great Cynnie!

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