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Playing with circles, leather and gold

To my surprise I am working steadily towards my goal for this year as stated in a comment to Ellen’s blog: “Make a couple of books this year, and try making them something new.” I finished the book above this … Continue reading

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Worktable Weekly: Making of a Study Book for Artists (Part IV)

This is Part IV of showing the process of how I made the book to the left. In the first part I cut the paper and boards, and prepared the pages for the book marks that are attached to the … Continue reading

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Worktable Weekly: Making of a Study Book for Artists (Part III)

This is Part III of showing the process of how I made the book to the left. In the first part I cut the paper and boards, and prepared the pages for the book marks that are attached to the … Continue reading

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Another Study Book

This is the sibbling of the study book that I started to make in yesterday’s blog post. The idea behind these study books was to create a book for artists who want to take more than a sketchbook outside for … Continue reading

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Tooling experiments

A while ago I read somewhere (I think it was on the book arts mailing list) that someone improvised more sophisticated tooling by forming a piece of wire, heat it, and press that to the leather. If I remember correctly, … Continue reading

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Worktable Wednesday: More Acrylics and Mixed Media

Admittedly, these are photos from Tuesday. But it is posted on a Wednesday, so this counts, don’t you think? Posting this series on a Wednesday with pictures from Tuesday somehow works better for me, so I’ll stick to it, probably. … Continue reading

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How to Make this Book. Part II

This is the second part of the instruction of how to make the book that you see on the left. In the first part, I told you how I set the red hearts into the black leather, so that now … Continue reading

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How to make this book. Part I

You see here on the left my contribution to the BEST Zombie Award. We are holding a public vote each Halloween to decide who made the best Halloween themed book. (I’ll tell you again when it is time to vote!) … Continue reading

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Failure or New Design?

This did not turn out like intended. Not sure yet, whether I have to file this under “unintentional design” or under “failure”. The book will have to stay in my studio for a while, and stand being stared at. Probably … Continue reading

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