Wednesday, March 31, 2010

ocean of truth

here's a little sneaky peeky at a book i made using the paste paper from yesterday's post.
i tore it into four pieces and folded them to make the pages. then i mixed up a little bit of dr. martin's bleedproof white and grabbed my favorite calligraphy nib and began lettering a little quote. then i bound it all together using a pamphlet stitch, and added some little white shell beads that i've had in my stash forever.
and for the inside......i'm actually still trying to decide whether it's "finished" .....some of the pages look like they could use a little illustration, but i'm not sure, so i think i'm going to put it away, go back to it in a few days, and then see how it looks!

book finished using paste paper, dr. martin's bleedproof white, eagle falcon nib, waxed linen thread, shell beads


29 comments:

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Hey that looks great! I love the whole thing, but dying to see inside :). Wish I could letter like you. It really is so inviting. And the shells were a great flourish. Yea!

Ludid said...

i'm sure you enjoyed making it; it looks amazing with all those colors you chose. have fun adding the special touches only you can give it.

Jane Farr said...

You're killing me! It took me over a month to get my paste paper book finished (not even including the paper making!), and you've done this fabulous book from blank paper to fabulous binding in what? 2 days? You're amazing Lori! Well and beautifull done!!

chrissy said...

oooooo...i like the ocean of truth.
yes
yes i do.
the color is wonderfully oceany~
happy wednesday friend.
c

Renee Troy said...

So simple and so sweet!

Lisa Holtzman said...

How beautiful your book looks Lori! I love your lettering here too.

Eden said...

Your calligraphy hand is very good! Your painted background is pefect for your title!

Crystal said...

How wonderful this looks! I knew that paste paper would look pretty in whatever you made, but this is really special. Love the shells, too. You are so smart to wait a few days to see if it's "done" or not. (Remember the old commercial: "Is it soup yet?")

I have over-worked a project or two, by not being patient enough to come back to it after a bit of time passed. ;-)

BTW, Miss Lori, you have a prize waiting. Did my email get through?

Hugs, Crystal :-)

treasurefield said...

The quote goes perfectly with the background. And I thought it was "scratched" in at first. Great calligraphy!

Martha Lever said...

It's an ocean of beautiful!!!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is gorgeous! i absolutely love the color and your paper yesterday is beautiful too!

PaperPumpkin said...

I'm experiencing a great wave of book and journal love right now. it's killing me. you're killing me, lori. Beautiful.
PS Did you order any tape?!

T.L. Holmes said...

What a colorful blog! I'm trying to amp up my own creativity, so upon the sidebar blogged advice of a friend, I visited your site--so happy I did! Will visit again...
Namaste :)

PrairiePeasant said...

Beautiful journal Lori! I actually thought you had lettered into the wet paste paper. With your lettering it would be quite beautiful too.

Claire M said...

Very neat! Gets me in the mood for the beach again!!

Shirley said...

Awesome. I love the way that it turned out. Have a wonderful Easter

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Lori! Your "ocean of truth" turned out fabulous! Magical color combos. I so enjoyed your wip post. My backgrounds tend to get a little muddy when I'm playing with paints too. Love the shells you added. Another perfect and inspiring creation! Wishing you a Happy Easter Holiday! :)

Megan Coyle said...

oh wow, this looks great. I love the color and writing and it looks very well put together. Makes me wish I had some book making talent :)

Gina Lee Kim said...

Is this available for sale? The little shell details are too cute! Boy, you're amazing....

~Valentina~ said...

*GREAT* love the color!!

Becky Shander said...

I love the gorgeous-greeny color and your tiny shell accents are perfect. Your minimal design is fabulous!

Diva Kreszl said...

your work is always so beautiful, I love it! How ever did you get so good at lettering, did you take courses? do you use guidelines?

Staci Danford said...

You've got to be the most creative crafty gal I know ... I don't think you miss a single day.. I know your brain is on total overdrive.... WOW for you!!
Staci

Createology said...

This is beautiful and serene in it's simplicity. Happy creating...

Jancalligrapher said...

I love this little book and I love the shell beads on the ribbons. Great job. So funny we were doing similar things at the same time. Hugs back to you, Lori

lillalotta said...

Loveliness! You are totally inspiring me to go back to my art-full days!

Cat said...

This is beautiful, love the color, and LOVE the subject! Truth is my favorite!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Oooh, this is so beautiful, Lori! What a gorgeous color, and your writing is sooo pretty! I wish I could see inside...I'm sure it's as beautiful as the outside! xoxo Paulette

rachel awes said...

this one speaks to my very SOUL.
i would choose this as my journal any day of the week. LOVE it, dear one!

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