Tuesday, October 7, 2008
i have two small boxes that are filled with handmade books that i've made over the past few years. most of these books are models...books that i've made while just experimenting with new stitching techniques, or books that are the end result of a workshop that i've attended. such is the case with the book that's pictured above. i was able to take a workshop that was offered at our local rubber stamp convention several years ago, and this was our project. the covers are made from black polymer clay that have been dry stamped and then baked. once cool, simply dry brush acrylic paints on top of the clay and your design magically appears. for this book, we used metallic paints, mostly bronze. we used lightweight black paper for the pages and then whipstitched it up the sides with various different threads, yarn and beads. this is a small book, measuring only 1.5" x 2". i'm glad that i came across this little book...at one time i had intended to make more of these, and then, of course, became side-tracked with something else. oh, too many things yet to discover!