Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Book Swap #6 - MyHandboundBooks

The next swap book is from MyHandboundBooks, otherwise known as Rhonda. (I have written these in 3rd-person format previously but it is awkward, so let's just face facts: I'm writing my own description here!)

The book I made for the swap is a hardcover pamphlet structure with a dark green suede leather spine. I marbled the paper used on the covers. That is one of the first marbled papers I ever made, actually. The textblock is a single section of about 50 pages. I've used a wide variety of papers for the text block. The paper that is used on the inside of the covers and for the first couple pages is some handmade paper that I made by recycling my green paper scraps. The rest of the papers are a mix of plain, lined, decorative, and other handmade papers.




Check out my shop at MyHandboundBooks.Etsy.com.

See all the books from Book Swap #6.

7 comments:

PrairiePeasant said...

A lovely book in my favourite colour--perfect post for today!

Iliana said...

Book looks great and love the marbled papers. Those look wonderful for a first try at marbling!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful job creating the marbled paper. I am envious of your marbling skills. I have never tried doing it before - it looks complicated.

B├╝chertiger said...

Amazing, that's much more than a handbound book, with handmarbled cover and handmade papers!

Rhonda said...

thanks! i think that was one of the better marbling efforts from the first session, but please don't ask an expert to examine it ;-)

B├╝chertiger said...

The book has reached me yesterday - thanks Rhonda!
Holding it in hands I like it even better: The spine is surprisingly soft and nice to touch and the assortment of papers is fun, too.

I am going to use it as a notebook.

Rhonda said...

So glad you like it! And that it traveled to you as quickly as it did :-)