Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Winter Swap: Textured Expression

This petite journal subtly buzzes with contrasts. Most apparently, the crisp apple red pops beside the understated brown paper shimmering with light gold floral designs. The first five signatures of the journal are "certified green" ivory-colored pages from Wausau Paper. The remaining signature is a funky collection of mostly recycled papers, although a new piece of maroon vellum is included. The majority of recycled pages come from SCRAP, an incredible nonprofit in Portland that is dedicated to the art of reuse. These sheets include a letterhead in Chinese, a page of Braille, and an empty data spreadsheet. A simple chain stitch in brown linen thread is exposed along the spine. The book is 5.75 inches wide and 6.75 inches tall.    -- Candyce from Textured Expressions

Handbound books and other items that Candyce has created can be seen in her Etsy shop, Textured Expressions

1 comment:

PrairiePeasant said...

The contrasts in this book are well blended to make a lovely book! We have something similar to SCRAP in Winnipeg called ArtsJunktion--I love going there and finding great things to use in my books!