Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day

So I've really blown my New Year's Resolution this month but let me get back on track today, celebrating Earth Day, with some journals I made using all recycled and repurposed materials. These are hardcovers, each with an exposed spine and chain stitch binding.

The paper for the pages in these journals is 100% recycled. The board used for the covers is all scrap board that would have been destined for land fill: chip board, eska board, and some pressed cardboard from the back of a large sketchbook. The decorative papers on the covers are pictures torn from magazines. Each cover image is created by combining two different pictures that were torn into strips. Click the photo to make it bigger if you want a better look at the images.


Jennifer Hunt said...

really inspiring - brilliant work.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful books!!

Elyssa said...

These look so great! I'm always excited to get new ideas to save and recycle. Great work.

Donna said...

I love these! I hope you don't mind if I copy the idea (I'll happily give you credit) for my 365: Make a Book a Day challenge. I'm up to day 85 and need new ideas!

If you're interested, you can see what I've done so far at:

MyHandboundBooks said...

thanks Jennifer, Cynthia, Elyssa, Christa and Donna!

Donna, of course, use this idea! Your project is looking great - you made some fantastic books so far. Keep it up :)

Just a side note, the Blogger security word that I need to type right now to post this comment is "spine"!