Friday, February 08, 2008

Olive and Sage Double Album

I started making this book last year. I had finished a different project that had resulted in many many square pieces of black cardstock leftovers, so I designed this book so I could use the card stock as its pages. In fact, I had enough of these squares for 3 of these books. So at that time, I made front covers for 3 books but only completed one of them and it has been for sale in my Etsy shop for a while.

The theme for this week's TJBookarts challenge is "album" so that prompted me to finished another one...about a year later. And I still have front covers and pages ready for a be completed...someday.

The covers are made with inlaid strips of leather. Both front covers have a hinge joint and the back cover has hinge joints at each end so it is quite flexible. And of course, a classic yotsume toji binding.

There is a little hasp on the front covers, attached with little tiny screws. I sometimes wish I could also be a metalsmith and make my own closures...that would be so much better than being restricted to the notions and accessories that are available commercially. I might just have to look into that...


Anonymous said...

What a great album layout and BEAUTIFUL execution. I've been going through some old family photos & I can see this style as a way to display some of them.

You really do wonderful work. Thanks so much for sharing!


Denise said...

Once again beautiful work. For the findings, you could try the Precious Metal Clay. That's the best way I see to make exactly what you dream of.

MyHandboundBooks said...

Precious metal clay, eh? I will investigate!

Thanks to both of you, Judy and Denise, for your compliments :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful book, I really like the two colours on the cover. I hope you don't mind but I've nominated you for an award on my blog... Your work always inspires me to try and make mine better and I wanted to say thanks :)

MyHandboundBooks said...

thank you sarah :)