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