Tuesday, August 23, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Psychology of Paint, Day 235

original mixed media
Handmade Book 235

Materials
1. Vintage maps
2. Linocuts
3. Silkscreens
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Gouache
6. Acrylic paints
7. Color pencils

Binding & Cover
1. Book boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Illustrations
2. Mixed Media
3. Linocuts
4. Silkscreens

Text
Orthogonal Glamour

Monday, August 22, 2016

365 Handcrafted Books: Psychology of Paint, Day 234

"First you jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down."  Ray Bradbury, author of one of my favorite books, Fahrenheit 451

Original handcrafted book by Suzanne Coley
Book 234

By August, I found myself on the edge of a cliff much larger than I had ever imagined.  A creative cliff: 365 books in 365 days.  Standing with my bag of books, I knew I had to jump.   No paved roads.  No turning around.  I looked ahead with thoughts of Ray Bradbury's words.  I took a deep breath and jumped, growing feathers, page by page.   

Materials
1. Vintage road maps
2. Antique music sheets
3. Silkscreens
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Gouache
6. Acrylic paints
7. Linocuts

Binding & Cover
1. Book boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Illustrations
2. Mixed Media
3. Linocuts
4. Silkscreens

Text
Orthogonal Glamour

Sunday, August 21, 2016

365 Handcrafted Mixed Media Books: Painted Songs, Day 233

Linocut on gold music sheets, Book 233
End papers, original mixed media, Book 233

Materials
1. Vintage road maps
2. Letterpress, metal & wood types
3. Antique music sheets
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Gouache
6. Acrylic paints
7. Linocuts

Binding & Cover
1. Book boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Illustrations
2. Mixed Media
3. Linocuts
4. Letterpress, metal & wood types

Text
Onions

Saturday, August 20, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 232

Original handcrafted book
Painted Songs 232

Materials
1. Vintage road maps
2. Japanese papers
3. Antique music sheets
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Gouache
6. Acrylic paints
7. Silkscreens
8. Linocuts

Binding & Cover
1. Book boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Illustrations
2. Mixed Media
3. Linocuts
4. Silkscreens

Text
Boreas Blows

Friday, August 19, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 231

Handmade book 231

Materials
1. Mathematics page
2. Handmade decorative papers
3. Antique music sheets
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Gouache
6. Acrylic paints
7. Silkscreens
8. Linocuts

Binding & Cover
1. Book boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Illustrations
2. Mixed Media
3. Linocuts
4. Silkscreens

Text
Onions

Thursday, August 18, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 230

Handmade Book 230

Materials
1. Vintage maps
2. Linocuts
3. Antique music sheets
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Gouache
6. Acrylic paints
7. Silkscreens

Binding & Cover
1. Book boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Illustrations
2. Mixed Media
3. Linocuts
4. Silkscreens

Text
Orthogonal Glamour

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Psychology of Paint, Day 229

She peeled another layer, a tear finally fell.

No matter how many years she peeled onions 
there was always a layer that still touched her deep inside. 
excerpt from Onions by Suzanne Coley

Materials
1. Vintage maps
2. Linocuts
3. Antique music sheets
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Gouache
6. Acrylic paints
7. Silkscreens

Binding & Cover
1. Book boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Illustrations
2. Mixed Media
3. Linocuts
4. Silkscreens

Text
Onions