A little book

I meant to blog about this little book I made with my Bind it All just before Christmas.   I even found a title for it in the Drafts folder of Windows Live Writer!   I had a little scrap of the wire spiral binding to use up and just felt like playing, because I haven’t used it much since I bought it and I think a lot of this is because I have to look up the instructions every time I want to make one and it just takes too much time….  Unfortunately I couldn’t work out how to just punch the middle with three holes so it has a couple of empty holes top and bottom.  I suppose I could use these to advantage by threading some decorative yarn or beads through them…  The book is about 3 inches square.

little book made with Bind it All

The covers are made using painted matboard which has been textured with tissue paper.   I made this when I was working through  Mary Todd Beam’s book, Celebrate your creative self.  


I filled it with random decorated pages – this is some painted Japanese newspaper that the Gocco machines are packed with and, I think, some patterned paper randomly stencilled with some sequin waste.

little book with gocco printed page

This page has been Gocco printed with my medieval woodcut screen.

gocco printed pages in little book

This one has an angel stamp and a sort of partial repeated print of the Newport streets gocco screen.  An abstract, arty and definitely unrepeatable print!

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7 Responses to A little book

  1. Kimberly February 25, 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    Wow Liz! So interesting, such a neat looking book! I have thought about a bind it all, but wasn’t sure I would like the effect in art books – but this looks GREAT!

  2. kimbuktu February 26, 2009 at 1:13 am #

    I would love to have a bind it all. Great looking book!

  3. Lynsey February 27, 2009 at 5:50 pm #

    That book is great and I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has trouble with the bind it all machine!!! I always end up with extra holes 🙂

  4. Jean Levert Hood February 28, 2009 at 12:19 am #

    Liz, your work always amazes me!! I love it!

  5. Mai-Britt Axelsen March 2, 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    What a lovely little book – I would love to have a bind it all………….

  6. karen March 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm #

    this is so neat and looks like it was a lot of fun to create!

  7. DebraAnn March 3, 2009 at 2:50 am #

    This is beautiful! I love the colors and textures(which amazingly you can see through the photographs).