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365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 120

Materials 1. Antique music sheets
2. Mathematics pages 3. Vellum 4. Charbonnel inks 5. Acrylic paints

Binding & Cover 1. Book binding board .087 2. Archival adhesives

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 119

Collage made with New York Times
Materials 1. Antique music sheets
2. Mathematics pages 3. Vellum 4. Charbonnel inks 5. Acrylic paints
6. Gold leaf
7. Postage stamps

Binding & Cover 1. Book binding board .087 2. Archival adhesives

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 118

Materials 1. Handmade papers (made in Baltimore)
2. Rives BFK 3. Vellum 4. Charbonnel inks 5. Acrylic paints
6. Gold leaf
7. Maps
8. Wood letterpress type

Binding & Cover 1. Book binding board .087 2. Archival adhesives

Making 365 Handmade Books in 365 Days

Once I got started I couldn't stop . . . even though some days I didn't think I would finish. Whenever I had an extra moment, I would hand cut more boards.  This was usually around 2am.
There was never any time to rest with this project, and I used every household and art tool to make each book into something special.
I did a lot of experimentation before I developed a style that offered the texture, durability and aesthetics that I liked.
Each book tells a different story and offers a different view.

365 Handmade Book: Painted Songs, Day 116

Materials 1. Rives BFK
2. Antique music sheets 3. Vellum 4. Charbonnel inks 5. Acrylic paints
6. Silkscreen paints

Binding & Cover 1. Book binding board .087 2. Archival adhesives

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 115

Sisterhood of ColorsMaterials 1. Handmade papers (Made in Baltimore)
2. Cotton paper 3. Vellum 4. Charbonnel inks 5. Acrylic paints
6. Postage stamp
7. Gold leaf

Binding & Cover 1. Book binding board .087 2. Archival adhesives 3. Abstract print

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 114

Materials 1. Handmade papers (Made in Baltimore)
2. Cotton paper 3. Vellum 4. Charbonnel inks 5. Acrylic paints

Binding & Cover 1. Book binding board .087 2. Archival adhesives