Saturday, 19 June 2010

Book Swap #11: UsefulBooks


I almost forgot this entry for our swap, since I didn't have an email from the contributor: me! I made a coptic journal with covers of vinyl tile. I cut the tile to size with a band saw and used the adhesive backing to affix Kraft paper lining. The cover is embellished with little birds punched out of map paper. The pages are a mix of ivory Italian Velata and camel Hahnemuhle ingres. The closure is a double length of waxed Irish linen thread, finished at the end with a stone bead.

My journals and notebooks can be found in my shop here: www.usefulbooks.etsy.com.

4 comments:

B├╝chertiger said...

What an interesting way to prepare the covers - intriguing!

SCB said...

I really like this book. I imagine that it feels weighty and important in the hand... I wonder what I would write in it! Your entry has me thinking that I should raid the skip bin outside our house which is being built at the moment to see what I could find for making covers... Thanks for the post, Sara

Cheri said...

Love your cover idea! Who'da-thunk it? I will look at the tile isle at Home Depot with new eyes! Thanks for the post.

Useful Books said...

Thanks, guys! I really like working with these tiles that have a "stone" look.