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365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 35

Painted Songs, Book 35
binder's board from ex-library book 
a new life for the discarded: book arts
When I ran out of boards to bind my books, I used covers from ex-library books.  I left all the markings on the inside covers and carefully bound them with transparent, yet very sturdy, hanji paper.

1. Hand dyed cotton paper
2. Strathmore cotton paper
3. Vellum
4. Handmade hanji paper
5. Newspaper: NY Times
6. Charbonnel inks
7. Acrylic paints
8. Color pencils
9. Water colors

1. Ex-library book board (state university library)
2. Acid free adhesive, PVA glue
3. Kitakata: gampi fibers
4. Acrylic mediums 
5. Acrylic paint
6. Linen thread

1. Illustrations
2. Relief prints 
3. Linocuts
4. Collages

One Hundred Years (fragment)


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