Sunday, 1 April 2012

A Handmade Book

This is my first attempt at bookbinding,
It's a watercolour sketchbook, 5x7 in size
There are 5 signatures each has 4 pages of watercolour paper

The cover is very thick card covered in hand decorated paper.
I used brown paper, brushed with inks, fabric paint to stencil the flowers.

These are my new Markal Paintstiks they are oil paint in stick form.
I have had my eye on these for a while and put them on my shopping list for the show but at £54 a box I decided to leave them there and found them at a more agreeable price online.
I used these on the sketchbook cover to highlight the raised areas of the crumpled paper.
 Front ~ I used Pearly White

Back ~ I used Leaf Green

Back view of the book

 its not perfect but I'm pretty pleased with it as a first attempt.
This is a gift for a special person and will
  accompany a box of watercolour paints.



Amy said...

Your handmade journal is lovely!

Klaudia said...


oh it`s so lovely! And a wonderful coleur!

LG Klaudia

Anonymous said...

It looks lovely!


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