Our Monday Art Chicks are having a good time playing with new mediums and techniques…..here is our latest…..book binding!
Thea is the experienced book binder….the rest of us have dabbled….so Thea was our leader (the title I gave her, not one she relishes).
We used the backing boards of old sketchpads for our front and back covers then covered them with decorative papers…inside and out. Followed by assembling the signature pages for the inside and then finished off with some simple stitching. Shelia stayed with making the pamphlet on the right, and below, with the cool bird cover that she made from a file folder and stitched with some great red string. See the book on the left….we were using two books…each had a different way of binding the books. So, we really had to figure it out on our own, that’s when Thea became our leader.
Margaret had to leave before I got a picture of her book, hopefully, I can get one later.
This is my book……
I used the blue tape on the back, also, ‘cause I love, love, love blue and orange together! I’m going add some beads to the end strings. I’m going to make a gift out of mine so I will show the finished inside later.
We are having a ball trying new things…..each member of the group has skills that we are sharing with each other and it is sooooooooooo fun!!!