Subs bought me a bookbinding press/nipper press for Christmas, so I made a new book just to get in practice again before my course starts again next week at the City Lit. I used four hole sewing without tapes and a curved needle, glued the spine and added bookcloth to the spine and corners
I made the paste papers myself, which I nearly threw away when I made them, but they look okay here, repeated patterns can sometimes work well even if the design is a bit raw!
The top cover was made with pasted papers : using glue and acrylic paint with stamping tools. Book cloth has been added to the spine and corners.
The bottom cover was made using a perspex sheet A3 size rolled up with inks and then paper shapes laid on and printed using a Japanese baren. You can score onto the back of the printing paper too and also relay down the once printed paper shapes in other areas on the printing plate – these types of covers are my favourite.