Thursday, October 1, 2009

Handbound book

As soon as I saw this scrapbook paper at Cool Scrapbook Stuff in Poway maybe 3-4 weeks ago, I knew that I had to make a book with it. Interesting because I wouldn't necessarily consider it "my style " but something about it called to me. Anyway, I had gotten this idea of making a book using scrapbook paper, random art type papers, & chipboard. This is, I believe, a combination of a concertina with a pamphlet stitched book. The "back" of the book is an accordion. I hand stitched the three pamphlets into the back. I covered the chipboard with the scrapbook paper & then adhered the front and back parts of the concertina to the inside of the chipboard. I want to give either long stitch or coptic stitch a try soon.