Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Fall Swap: Veterok


This was my first time participating in the book swap. Since it's October, I decided to make a classic hardcover sketchbook with a bit of seasonal creepy twist. The book is sized 15.5 x 11 cm (approximately postcard size), with pages of cream coloured Canson Mi-Teintes drawing paper. The headbands are sewn with black and ivory white buttonhole silk on a leather core. For the cover, I used two vintage portraits that I was gifted with a couple of years ago. The portraits are glued and then sewn on the bookcloth which I have dyed in shades of rusty orange and turned upside down to reveal the crumpled texture of the backing paper. I couldn't resist doing some additional smudging with ink.
This design is much like the ones that I sell in my Etsy shop, and I hope PrairiePeasant will find it useful, either as a sketchbook or as a journal for daily activities and observations. --Elina of Veterok
 Veterok's handbound books and journals from one artist to others are in her shop here

5 comments:

Useful Books said...

Beautiful and a little creepy! I love the texture of the back of the book cloth. Clever!

PrairiePeasant said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing this one in person!

CinderLisa said...

The texture on this really is fabulous, and you've matched it so perfectly with these photos. This book definitely has a lot of personality!

PrairiePeasant said...

This little treasure arrived in my mailbox today, and it is fabulous! So well made! I love the texture on the cover, and such lovely paper for the pages!

Veterok. said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments!