Monday, November 09, 2009

New Art Journal

After my book binding class with Roz Stendahl, I bought some supplies to make another book.  I finally finished it yesterday.  Getting accurate color indoors is difficult, but this is fairly close; the book is a bit more purple in real life.  I used book cloth for the back, spine, and part of the front, and I used watercolor paper for the rest of the front.  The text block is glued in almost straight.  The inside pages are Gutenberg paper in sand color with darker fibers.  I think it will be lovely to work in.  I did manage to put the pages in with the grain direction running the wrong way - but Roz assured me that the paper is pretty resilient and the book will still be usable.  And I probably won't make that mistake again!


This book measures 8 1/4" wide by 5 3/4" tall - just a bit larger than the book I made in Roz's class (due to the sheets of paper being larger).  Based on the grain direction, the book should have been in portrait orientation; but I have more sheets of this paper, so that will be the way the next book will be.

5 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

It looks great from the outside! Looking forward to seeing your work in it!

Sweet P said...

That's a gorgeous book! Great job on it.

freebird said...

Beautiful book Cheryl. I always thought books were too hard to make to come up with something professional looking but boy, yours sure are coming out professional. Yay for handmade!

journalrat said...

Cheryl, it's beautiful. I love that purply cover paper you made. I do hope your next one is THICKER—you need more pages of this really fun paper to work on in your book. Of course this just means you'll need to make another one sooner! Have fun working you your new book.

Krista Meister said...

What a lovely book, and how fun to take a class from Roz. You'll have to let us know how it holds up.
-Krista
www.kristameister.com