Last week I attended Ali Manning's @vintagepagedesigns #handmadebookclub class on #copticstitch using 4 #needles I was also introduced to #corkpaper #corkcloth which I used on this book. We produced a hardcover without using #bookboard. I chose not to trim my pages even though they were sticking out because I wanted all sides to have #deckled edges. I also left off the closure since I am a sketchbook artist and want to be able to open the book easily and quickly.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
A fun book taught by Kit Davey (https://www.found-object-art.com/). This book is 3 x 3 inches and requires no sewing.
Sunday, March 07, 2021
NE EBAY AUCTION ITEM - Benten - Goddess of Creativity - Paper Clay Sculpture - Handmade One of a Kind
Note: The box shown in the first photo IS NOT included.
Benten - Goddess of Creativity
Paper Clay Sculpture
Handmade One of a Kind
Width 2.5 to 3 inches at bottom
The very top of her hair is 1 inch wide
Monday, February 08, 2021
Ali Manning's Handmade Book Club Challenge is wood. I created this book using wood for the covers and a sun embellishment using Creative Paper Clay. I tried a Coptic Stitch for the binding but I didn't like how the end columns turned out so I added black thread to the binding. While adding the black thread the yellow thread broke so it came out very messy.
I will use the sketchbook as a test to see how the paper clay holds up on the cover. The sun has been gessoed and varnished several times and I used E6000 to glue it to the cover. My sketchbooks take a lot of abuse so it will probably be run through a 3-month test.
Thursday, February 04, 2021
On Tuesday I joined the San Francisco Sketchers on Zoom to sketch a jam session. I also tried an exercise using 3 colors: Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue and Cad Yellow Light.
Sunday, January 31, 2021
I finally painted my little #paperclay #embellishments and started a few more. I'm not going to stiop until I use up my package of @creativepaperclay. These will be used on top of a few books and boxes I am making. In photo no.2 I have already covered a metal black box that a fountain pen came in. There are still many steps until finished.
Friday, January 29, 2021
This is our "text book" for using Creative Paper Clay.