Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I had the privilege of working on a project for a dear friend. They just dedicated a new space at the university, and wanted to thank the donors. There are many people impacted by the donation, so I came up with the idea of a book (what else!). The book itself is a standard hand-stitched book for me with a pocket page in the back for some photos.
Inside the book, I cut pieces of light grey cardstock so that they could be signed by all of the people, and matted in interesting ways inside.
The cover uses a herringbone technique I learned from Club Scrap. These are the same colors that are used in the book as mat colors, so it was a nice way to bring the inside outside. This is a fantastic technique to use up small scraps. I coated the end product with some bookbinder glue (watered down a bit) to give the final piece a bit of stability and sheen.
The papers are from the Science, Music, and Mosaic Twist collections from Club Scrap. I'm running low on all of these papers, so I have to choose my projects carefully!
The resulting book was stuffed! But, it will stand easily on its own! I also made a coordinating box to go with the book. All in all, a very rewarding project.