Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A New Handbuilt Book



This journal was created from a half sheet of Fabriano hot press watercolor paper.  It's 7.5" high and 5.5" wide when closed.  If you count the cover... there are 16 surfaces to paint on! Amazing considering it came from a 15" x 22" piece of paper :)


Stay tuned for the "How To".......

8 comments:

  1. Pretty nifty little book. Love the cover and the pockets.

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    1. Thanks, Calire! I used FW acrylic inks. Thought it would give protection to the surface.

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  2. I just stumbled across your blog today- I love it! So inspiring! The lowcountry is one of my fave places and now that my parents moved to Charleston I can visit there even more! I love water colors myself and you've inspired me to do some journaling too! I love how you combined lettering with it (another fave thing of mine to do!!) I had also never realized there were such a thing as the Pentel water soluble markers. Thanks so much and keep doing what you do!!
    -Ashley

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    1. Ashley, Thank you so for your kind words! You'll love journaling. It keeps me from losing my 'hand' as I don't get time to paint larger works much these days.

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  3. My brother has taken several classes now on old style book binding and typesetting, and we are talking about doing collaboration. I was talking about going to the coast at one the hotels in North Myrtle Beach SC for a month or so after this season is over when it starts to get colder and do a series of oils, and I am going to do some color and graphite pencil sketches for a small journal type project he is working on – one of the other people he knows is starting to make custom paper, it should be a neat project!

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    1. Bill, Thanks for stopping by. Sounds like you and your brother will be having an art inspired trip!

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  4. What a wonderful journal! I can't wait to see the "how to". I love little books like this, so great for a weekend or a certain theme. Love your blog!

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    1. Thanks, Robin! Hope to have post on the 'how to' soon!

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