As some of you will know, I am a regular member of the Book Arts Forum. Today’s post includes pictures of the book I created for their swap for June 2009.
Front Cover of Stampboard Book
This book is 2 x 2″ and incorporates coptic binding
Detail of the coptic stitching
The back cover
Inside the Stampboard book
The book is held closed with a ribbon closure
Stamps were by Elusive Images and are available from Graphicus I really enjoyed making this book, hope you like the pictures.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon
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I thought you might like to see the finished book that I created from the mirror Board inked using the Ranger Alcohol inks.
Coptic Stitched Book, covers decorated using Ranger Alcohol inks
I used Terracotta and Rust alcohol ink on gold mirror board and then stamped the boarder using Archival ink also from Ranger. The stamp was Crafty Individuals CI 147. The alcohol ink does not soak into the mirror board and although it does dry it is very suseptable to scratching off this surface. To prevent damage to the cover I painted over the boards with a diluted mix of PVA glue, this dried clear and does not show but does seal in the ink and prevent it scratching off.
Here is a close up of the spine of the book;
In the past I have only used six signatures for my coptic books, this was the first time I used eight. I think the more pages used the more effective this style of stitching is, so I’ll remember that for my future projects. That’s what I love about bookbinding, each new book teaches you something, not always what you hope or expect to learn, but every book is different and has something to show you.
http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/cgi-bin/shop_category.cgi?ephemera5 Crafty Individuals
http://www.rangerink.com/ Ranger products
If you would like details of any useful books to help learn this style of binding, click on the ‘Bookbinding’ tab at the top of this blog. Stamp manufacturers and retailers are to be found on the ‘Rubber Stamping’ tab.
Best wishes and thanks for reading
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