I used spacers so there would be room to add collage work without stressing the binding. Some people like fat books that won’t close, but I’m not one of those people.
Category Archives: Bookarts
Tacket binding using a recycled encyclopedia cover. I’m planning on doing more of these, using the same encyclopedia set.
I also spent the weekend sorting photos and getting a start on putting them into albums. Just when I thought I was finished sorting, I found another box of photos. And then I realized I’m still missing a stash, but I have no idea where they are.
And finally the point of all that rummaging through old art. I found enough old drawings and sketches that were on decent(ish) paper that I was able to cobble together a nice sized book out of it.
I still have a mountain of old sketches on lightweight paper and newsprint, but those aren’t suitable to binding. I’ll probably tear them up and use them in collage. My end goal is to get rid of the giant box they’re stored in, because it is awkward as hell and a giant pain in the ass to store. It’s going to take me a while, though.
I spent Christmas weekend finishing up work on a collage book I started two years ago. It was enormous (108 pages), so I don’t know when I’ll find the motivation to sit down and scan the whole thing. I did a page-through video, though. (Audio provided by Thomas, who decided that was the perfect time to sit down next to me and chew on his Benebone.)
I found these kids’ books at Goodwill today and couldn’t reaist them. I think Piglet would approve.