Thursday, 16 December 2010

Book Swap #13: UsefulBooks

I am a confirmed word nerd. When a friend asked me a while ago to make a book with a quote from Shakespeare on the front, I absolutely loved the concept! I made this book for MyHandboundBooks with a quote that she chose from Pierre Trudeau. The hand-sized coptic bound book is covered with handmade Nepalese lokta paper. The quote is printed on tea stained paper and inset into the cover. For the endpapers, I used paper that I marbled in a metallic stone pattern to coordinate with the chocolate brown lokta paper. The text block is made from 120 gsm Italian velata that I tea stained for added character. A small black button and waxed Irish linen thread serve as the closure. --Cindy of UsefulBooks
See Cindy's other books for sale here: www.usefulbooks.etsy.com

2 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

Looks fabulous! Can't wait to get it in my hands :)

Lizzie said...

Ooh, lucky Rhonda! What a gorgeous little book. I love the marbled paper so much and the quote on the cover is great.
I just learned how to inset items into a cover - I made a planner with a leather decoration inset into the silk cover *smiles*
The tea-staining on your book is very cool..I may try that some time.