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Topic: With luck, pride comes before a swap!  (Read 1838 times)
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« on: March 27, 2012 06:15:28 AM »

For a recent swap I learned how to bookbind a little. I was absurdly proud of my little book and the many pictures will show so Embarrassed. It is entirely recycled, from the pages to the covers to the thread I used for binding that my mum was going to throw out!
Anyway, on with the piccies.

Showing the coptic binding as well as the pretty covers. It's deliberately got quite tight stitching so that the pages can be ripped out easily.

Showing my poor drawing skills for the front plate and some of the onion skin dyed paper.

Showing some of my tea dyed paper and the faint stamping I put on some pages, oh, and the fact that I put in some half size pages.

Showing some more of the onion skin paper

Showing some of my paint splattered paper (recycled from a different project)

Showing the back plate and some tea leaf paper.

Every piece of paper had at least one useable side. I notice that I've really taken to photographing
the patterned/splotchy papers, but there were some plain ones in there and plenty of security envelope paper and some dyed paper, with tea and onion and beetroot but they were flat colour, not splotchy.

I was so proud of this, I didn't care that it took me 16hrs to complete!  Smiley Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012 06:25:53 AM »

16 hours well spent Antidigger! it looks like you did a grand job of it  Grin Grin

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012 06:35:11 AM »

You should be proud. You did a great job! Bookbinding is an amazing art.

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012 06:38:38 AM »

Love your book!  The time does escape you when you make a personal book...it means you are ONE with your project!  Very meditative and calming! Cheesy

I love your onion dyed papers...I am a huge fan of using plants to dye stuff...and recycling!  Excellent...and I am guessing that more will be forthcoming? Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012 07:47:10 AM »

...and I am guessing that more will be forthcoming? Cheesy

I have been eyeing up paper for a second one just this morning!

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012 11:48:22 AM »

It is so great - I want to make one!

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012 07:13:18 PM »

very nice! looks like it was so much fun to make

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