First, a book with a heart in the window.
Finally, a book with a shell in the cover.
I really enjoy putting beads on my spine. One of the threads is left over from sewing the binding. The other pair of threads are created by tying a long piece of linen thread around the kettle stitch at the top.
The books with floating items in the cover were quite involved, and I have four posts showing you how to make this type of book:
- Decorating the style stone
- Creating the covers
- Adding the floating element to the cover
- Assembling the book
The last book, I am happy to report, earned a third place showing at the Great Lakes Art Showcase. Even better, the publicity I received led to connecting up with the The Studio Gallery at Presque Isle, and my books are now available in their gallery. If you're visiting Marquette, this is a lovely gallery with some gorgeous work by nine different artists. Check them out!