Friday, April 15, 2011

homemade book, part 5


Here are the materials the book will be made from:

*the black material is illustration board, to be used as the hard covers

*the white material is linen coverstock, 65 pound weight, for the inside pages

*the brown material is textured cardstock, to be the surface covering of the book

*the photo is the image I have chosen for the front cover

*the fabric is the cloth binding of the book, which will cover the spine and part of the covers

*the cotton string is what I will use to bind the whole book together

I wanted the colors to be subdued somewhat.  I can say that I want it that way, so the photography can be the main emphasis of the book.  Really though, it's mainly because I don't want the book to look frilly or "girly"- since I am giving it to a man, after all.  (-:

I found these materials locally, so I could look at them and feel/see their textures in person.  I did purchase the illustration board online, since I could not find it in my little community.  Therefore, my choices were greatly narrowed down simply by using what I have available to me.  That is a good thing, especially since I am a beginner in making books, so I don't labor over the choices too much.  I'm sure I'll learn as I go!

Thank you for accompanying me on this crafty adventure!  Next time: designing the cut-outs for the cover, and designing the opening pages....


  1. It is so exciting to see this coming together! I am loving your photo blog and this project -- what a marvelous inspiration to create a hand-crafted way to share photography. -- Kathy

  2. I look forward to seeing the progress!

  3. I'm so enjoying sharing your adventure in book making!

  4. The book is going to look grate!!!
    Love Rosiepica

  5. Thank you all, for your very kind comments- you give me lots of encouragement!