Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Books inspired by Vikki Green's Handmade Papers

No.5 Foil Handmade Paper book. The photos don't do justice to this gorgeous handmade foil paper. Everyone who picks up this book goes 'wow'.

I'm a huge fan of Vikki Green's handmade paper online supply store 'its paper' http://www.itspaper.com.au/

These books are made using papers purchased from Vikki's store. She has a large range of very individual handmade papers that are simply delicious to work with! A great way to try out her papers is to purchase a Kids Paper Pack. It's great value for money and the papers are succulent to the touch! My kids adore each unveiling of an its paper order. I'd love to record all their 'oohs' and 'ahhs' as each gorgeous paper is revealed.

When this zebra print No.9 Cotton Handmade Paper arrived in my Kids Paper Pack (see http://www.itspaper.com.au/paper-packs-kids-c-40.html?osCsid=fadb4c6ab0366aa2d89042ecc36bfc9a)
I was inspired to make a triangle book. I love the way it turned out.
It's one of my favourites.

I gave this little flocked paper book to my Mum for her birthday. Flocked paper reminds me of the wallpaper my parents had when I was a child. All the kids love touching and feeling my flocked paper books.
Made with No.7 Handmade Flocked Cotton Paper.

Gift books for Loritz circus dancers

These two books were made for visiting Kenyan dancers, Josie and Pela, from Loritz circus.

More from the West End Studio Summer Workshop 2010

The Snake Book. (above) This one is plain, but I'm looking forward to making others with pictures, photos, and illustrations.

One of my favourite books: The Concertina (above)
So many looks in one book!

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Studio West End Summer Workshop I

1, 2 & 3 Section Binding. (above)
I love the red kangaroo leather from Packers Leather.

Single sheet coptic stitch, created by Adele Outteridge.
Look for the intstructions for this stitch in Keith Smith's book:
Volume IV Non-Adhesive Binding: Smith's Sewing Single Sheets http://www.keithsmithbooks.com/

The beautiful and talented Adele Outteridge and Wim de Vos
by their fabulous "wall of stuff" at The Studio West End, January 2010.

A Gift Book for Narelle

This coptic stitch book is made with scrapbooking paper cover
and filled with white and coloured copy paper.

A Birthday Book for Sally Feb 2010

This coptic stitch book is filled with copy paper folded once
and covered with scrapbooking paper, sealed with aquadere wash.

More Christmas 2009

These little coptic stitched books are covered in recycled wrapping paper
and filled with white and coloured copy paper.
I made these as Christmas gifts for my two young friends,
Milla and Lani.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christmas 2009

Handmade books make great presents and I was keen to keep up the skills I had learned from Adele's workshop, so I made these two little books as gifts for my dance teacher, Miss Toni Dean and her mum Erin. I used copy paper and wrapping paper.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Begining of my Bookmaking October-November 2009

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

The very first book that I made at the Personal Journal Making Workshop hosted by Dysart Visual Artists & taught by Adele Outteridge from The West End Studio, Brisbane. I felt so joyous when I made it! I knew my life would never be the same...I was gloriously in love.

Handmade cover paper from Peter Stanford, Normanhurst, NSW.Hand waxed cotton thread. Inside papers upcycled. Double-needle single-thread coptic stitch.

Dysart, Central Queensland, AUS, in November 2009.