Sunday, April 17, 2011

homemade book, part 6

This is a digital mock-up of the front book cover, put together in Photoshop.  Isn't it wonderful that we can make pictures like this digitally?  It sure helped me to make design changes, and see what the final result could be, before I ever print anything out.  The binding technique I want to use is called a tortoise shell stab binding, and you can look at how it is made  here.

I plan to have the title and photo inset into the cover, so I will have to make window holes in the book board, and have a thin backer board behind to sandwich the text and photo in place.  These two boards will be glued and covered together into one piece.

I am currently making Photoshop printing files for a few more book pages , including the dedication page below:

...and also a title page, and a colophon page (listing the materials and process of the bookmaking) to be put at the end of the book.

After making the title page and colophon, I should be ready to start making the book covers....thank you for following along wiht me!  Please stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. It's wonderful to see this becoming more and more - I was going to say real, but of course, it's been real in your thoughts for some time now. It's going to be so beautiful!