I created covers from a piece of chipboard that was backing a paper pad. I painted signature pages for each signature and ripped plain card stock for the interior pages. Then, last night with awl, waxed linen and needle in hand, I sat down to stitch the book together. My stitches are a bit tight, I was warned about this, but all in all, I am pleased and I GET IT!!!
Last signature and inside back cover.
The stitched spine.
I know that this is an everyday occurence for many of you, but I am very excited to finally have a grasp of how this is done. I plan to make many more books for gifts in the future!
Here is an update on the next stage of my Cosmos Watercolor. I added in the first layer of background and the flowers have now really taken on their form. My next class is Monday and I will have more to show of this project then.
Here is the first step.
First glazing of the background.