Before you get all excited, no I did not write a book, although I did want to be a writer when I was younger, but life got in the way and now I don’t have anymore original ideas or original ways to tell them. What I did do was to learn how to hand bound a book!
It was during a workshop with Spunkhaus at the Munich Creative Fair and I had signed up for a course in the art of Ebru marbling with the very talented Syumbike from Turkey as I am crazy about marbling at the moment! Here are afew pics from the workshop as I try to show you the process.
All the material we needed to start marbling. Special paint and special water which is almost viscous in texture.
We gently added our paints
Stirred it to give it the form we wanted
Delicately added our 100% cotton sheet
And voila the result. The photos above don’t match as I forgot to get pics taken of my own work while I was working!
This is another pattern I made, which I find amazing, as it matched my Native Indian necklace! I brought it back from Sante Fe, New Mexico, during our Route 66 road trip we made 2 summers ago. (That was an incredible journey that I hope to blog about one day…)
I did the hand bound book workshop as an afterthought as as we were using the coloured cloth we made to bind our books. Before this, I must admit I never even heard of hand bound books, but now I’m hooked!
We first glued our marbled cloth to a chipboard and started the process of sewing the paper in the book together! I’m not a sewer but it was actually quite easy and very relaxing.
These are all the other book covers we made
We even did marbling on wood!
My finished book! I am now hooked on this art and I am recycling my scraps to make the paper for more books!
Oh while I was at the fair, I met a new friend I met on Bloggerland, Monika from Creative with Monika. It was such a treat to meet this amazing cardmaker, who also gave me tons of embossed cards, which I hope to use soon! Thanks again dear! 😘
Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by!
I’m playing along with:
Simon Says Stamps Monday challenge – Based on a book. Well I made one!