Tag: Hand Bound Book

Wishes–Mixed Media/Altered Book Pages

Details of pages from altered/mixed media book Wishes. The text pages were folded and glued then folded as pages. Then they were altered in some way, painted, stamped, collaged with found text, etc. Once the pages were done I sewed them altogether inside a pale blue leather scrap bound with a long stitch and weaving. There…

Wishes–Mixed Media/Altered Book

Cover of Wishes–Mixed Media/Altered book.  The pages were made from the leftover  text pages cut out from other altered books.The text pages were folded and glued then folded as pages. Then they were altered in some way, painted, stamped, collaged with found text, etc. Once the pages were done I sewed them altogether inside a pale…

"A Familiar Tale"

  A Familiar Tale is a hand-bound, Victorian style album with a debossed velvet cover.   The book contains a humorous, allegorical fable of a woman and her struggle with a dog-like beast which represents a negative obsession, such as drug addiction, a bad relationship or over-eating.  The illustrations are ink-jet prints of my original…

Glass Journal

Made from 4" square beveled glass squares and my original, all-metal, no-sewing, binding. The spine is constructed from copper "plumber's tape" and brass wire and is decorated with beads and pearls. The paper inside is hand-painted and shows through the beautiful vintage images on the covers.

Of Light and Dark

This journal is based on the Japanese design concept of Notan which utilizes the interplay of light and dark next to each other. Using this concept two printing plates are created. The designs are cut from foam in a symmetrical pattern playing with both the positive and negative areas of the design. Once attached to…

Copper Journal with Beaded Cover

This tiny little journal is filled with hand-painted watercolor paper. The covers are completely fabricated from copper "plumber's tape and wire. The binding is not sewn with traditional methods, but held together with brass wire. A decorative, beaded chain adorns the spine. Book Measures 2"x3"x1"

Copper Journal

This journal is made completely of metal. The covers are hardware intensive with attached found objects. Inside the book is hand-painted, 140# watercolor paper with other fancy papers here and there. The wire binding is an original design that requires no sewing. A decorative chain covered in beads adorns the spine.

Spell Book Shrine

Book board is textured, painted and antiqued. Watercolor paper is richly painted, stenciled and glazed, then is folded and cut to form pockets to hold spells, recipes, photos, etc. These are sewn to the body of the shine in a dos-a-dos style, one side using a few beads for spacers. The pockets open out to…

His/Hers Dos-a-dos Goals Journal

Handmade dos-a-dos journal, acid-free paper, bound with a variation on the Centipede binding style over raised supports.  Lays flat for easy journaling.  A dos-a-dos book (from the French meaning "back-to-back") is a binding style where two books are joined back-to-back with the fore edge of one book next to the spine of the other, sharing…

Copper Repousse Journal

Copper foil is worked with dry embossing techniques and blending stumps to create the design. A patina is added with heat and black acrylic paint is added as an antique to bring out the design. The paper is painted with acrylic washes using various techniques. Each signature is wrapped with a black guard and the…