Thursday, 15 September 2011

Summer Book Swap: UsefulBooks


Every so often, the paper level reaches critical mass in my studio, and I need to devote some serious time to making scrap books.  Not books for scrapbooking, but books made from scraps of larger projects.  This little cutie is one such book.  The covers were cut out as windows from a large travel journal, and the endpapers are pieces of my marbled paper that went well with an illustration from an old Golden encyclopedia that I used to cover the book board.   The mixed paper for the text block was also left from larger books made over the summer.  The closure is an African trade bead and waxed Irish linen thread.  I hope Surfbunny enjoys using it!  -- Cindy of UsefulBooks
Find Cindy's books in her shop here:  www.usefulbooks.etsy.com.  

1 comment:

PrairiePeasant said...

I love that you can create such a lovely little book from mainly discards from other projects! Well done!