Saturday, April 30, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 120

handcrafted Book 120
handmade Book 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
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Linocuts
3. Collages

Text
Excerpt from original play about cancer Movement: i 

Friday, April 29, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 119

Collage made with New York Times
 Book 119, collage made with NY Times, April 29, 2015
gold leaf, postage stamp and acrylic paint on paper
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
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Linocuts
3. Collages

Text
Excerpt from original play about cancer Movement: i 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 118

handmade book 118
page from Book 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
3. Decorative papers
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Letterpress
3. Linocuts
4. Collages

Text
Excerpt from original play about cancer Movement: i 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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.
Measuring and cutting each board
Whenever I had an extra moment, I would hand cut more boards.  This was usually around 2am.
some of my tools for making books
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.
Art store- finding inspiration and supplies
I did a lot of experimentation before I developed a style that offered the texture, durability and aesthetics that I liked.
Covers of books created in April 2015
Each book tells a different story and offers a different view.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

365 Handmade Book: Painted Songs, Day 116

Opening page of Book 116
Collages, acrylic,  silkscreens: Book 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
3. Acrylic Mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Silkscreen
3. Linocuts
4. Collages

Text
Excerpt from original play about cancer Movement: i 

Monday, April 25, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 115

Sisterhood of Colors

Linocut on handmade paper
Materials
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
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Silkscreen
3. Linocuts

Text
Excerpt from original play about cancer Movement: i 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 114

Flowing rivers . . .  Book 114
Book 114 by Suzanne Coley
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
3. Katazome-shi handmade paper from Japan
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Silkscreen
3. Linocuts

Text
Excerpt from original play about cancer Movement: i 

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