Above: The latest batch of books. Top left is a royal blue cloth covered sewn-on-the-spine collage journal you can see a video tape of here. All the other books are casebound books made using the "Roz Method." They are 5-signature books for the most part.The smaller book (6 x 8 inches; magenta fabric; magenta and green splotches on the paper) second from the left in the back row contains 6 signatures of Folio paper (remnants from a paper tearing video I made). The rest of the books are the result of tearing down 20 sheets of Strathmore 500 series Mixed Media Paper. The book on the right in the back row (orange splotches on the paper) and the center book (with green and yellow paper) both have a dark purple fabric that didn't photograph well in my lighting.
I thought you would enjoy seeing how some of the handpainted papers I showed you in Monday's post made it onto the covers of the lastest batch of books.
I created this batch just before I started a new journal and I really wanted to jump right into the book in the back row center. It has a lovely magenta fabric with black flecks and the decorative paper is a splotchy mess of magenta, orange, and lime green.
I opted instead to go with a book made previously that had toned paper for pages (Nideggen). I am glad that I did as I'm having great fun with the tanned pages—but that magenta book is calling to me. I think it might be coming back off the storage shelf this summer.
I have a bunch of watercolor paper that was purchased last year and it needs to be torn down and made into books so I'll be doing that over the next couple of weeks—I don't like to bind books once the air conditioning has to come on because the glue dries at a different rate.
It looks as if I'm going to have to make some more decorative paper. I think I'll get started on that tonight.