Saturday, 5 April 2008

Book Swap #2 - Flurrsprite

Maiko, aka Flurrsprite, made this unique Tapa Honu Book for the book swap. Using a crinkled brown bag, she simulated tapa, a bark cloth made in Polynesia - and specifically in Hawaii. The little honu, sea turtle, is carved from a piece of book board and painted with watercolour paint and block printing ink. This hardcover, case bound journal has over 100 pages of white cardstock, and beige endpapers.

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See all the books from Book Swap #2.


Lady Artisan said...

Fabulous job! I love the turtle and the crinkled paper bag is genious!

Kristin said...

really great, maiko. i'll admit, i do have a weakness for all things hawaii inspired. i think i was a hula dancer in a past life.

Blue Valentine Press said...

I love, love, love the turtle. Very clever!

Tomoe Book Arts said...

I received the book in the book swap and it was a nice surprise! Thank you, Maiko.