Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A touch of Springtime

I'm quite into book binding at the moment and today I wanted to share a book project with you. I started with two 7cm box canvas frames and I covered them with 7-Gypsies collage tissue which you will find here using decopatch glue which I bought at the ATDML retreat a couple of years ago.

Next I cut 24 pieces of brown paper 14cm x 7cm and folded each piece in half and stacked them in six lots of four book binding parlance these are known as 'signatures'.

I drilled three tiny holes through the edge of the canvases so that I could stitch them to the pages as covers using Coptic stitch. If you want to learn how to do Coptic stitch I can highly recommend video tutorials by Sea Lemon...

I bound my front cover with the recess of the canvas on the outside and when the book was bound I decorated the front with some fussy cut and punched images from Graphic 45 'Once Upon a Springtime' which is making a brief comeback (although I still had some left from first time round!). I finished it with a few tiny gems.
Here is my finished book...

Here's hoping springtime is just round the corner!