Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Book Swap #1 - Lady Artisan

Eva, known on Etsy as LadyArtisan, sent this wonderful book for the first book swap. The covers are polymer clay and it is bound using a chain stitch sewing. The pages are a combination of Amate paper, heavyweight Mulberry paper, Japanese tissue and some other papers, creating a very pretty book block.

Eva described the creation of these pretty polymer clay covers for us. "The main design, kind of a bubble/wave type pattern was made with canes (the different colors of clays were manipulated together to make a log which, when sliced, has a design that you can see on both sides of the slice. Once the canes were made, I took slices and applied them to a white clay sheet and then smoothed it out and cut it into two matching rectangles for the front and back covers. Those design sheets were cured and then I backed with a sheet of turquoise clay, smoothing and rounding the edges. Once cured again, I sanded and buffed to a smooth, glossy sheen."

Check Eva's shop at LadyArtisan.Etsy.com to see her other work.

See all the books from Book Swap #1


Kiley said...

What an amazing work of art!

maiko said...

it's so pretty! i love it! :D

Ali said...

what a gorgeous, precious book!