Friday, April 15, 2011

homemade book, part 5

Swatches!



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....

5 comments:

  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 http://www.needleandspade.com

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  2. I look forward to seeing the progress!

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

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

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

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