I’ve had my head down working over here, but haven’t had a lot to actually show for it – until today! I finally diverted my attention from a whole NEW project and came back to my 100 Books Journey to finish a handful of new marbled books. All of these are paperback books made with my own hand-marbled papers and book forms inspired by Keith Smith’s Non-Adhesive Binding, Vol. 2: 1- 2- & 3-Section Sewings.
40/100: The first book (shown below) is a chain stitched paperback, filled with 140lb watercolor paper.
It’s a single signature book of 14 total pages and only 5″ x 8″ – so it’s great on-the-go size size. I love this cover because it was created using a single color – payne’s gray, which is one of my favorites these days!
41/100: I am a pink girl, through and through and the pops of orange on this cover just slay me – so much that I stitched it in orange too!
This 6″ x 9″ paperback book is two-signatures of 44 total pages – paper is 80lb multimedia paper and the stitch pattern is a called Carets.
42/100: Next up is another 6″ x 9″ two-signature paperback, filled with 24 pages of 140lb watercolor paper – stitch pattern is called ZigZag.
This cover looks like a map to me – maybe the narrow lines and fields of blue? I love it and the stitch pattern was so much fun to do! I’ll be stitching more of these I think! 🙂
43/100: Last, but not least, is a three-signature paperback in a beautiful stone pattern of blues and a pop of yellow.
The stitch pattern is a pamphlet variation called Triple Dash. I really like it because you can get creative with the length of your stitches and really vary this a LOT over many books.
All of these books (and many others from my 100 Books Journey) are coming with me to Lucky Star next month! I’ll be teaching two classes – Monoprint Heartsongs Folio on Thursday and Monoprint Longstitch Journal on Friday. Plus, I’ll have a table at vendor night on Saturday! If you’re there, be sure to come see me cause I’ll have coupons for my online versions of both classes AND I’ll be introducing a brand new online class/diy kit that I’m super pumped about. If you are thinking about coming, don’t delay! Registration ends this week!! Hope to see you there!