New handbound book

May 12, 2009


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Another new handbound book, this time I used the packaging of a laundry detergent. The book smells wonderfully, I love it, ­čśë
I used coptic stitch binding, and the paper is normal printers paper.


Third handbound book

April 11, 2009

My third handbound book. Again I used the coptic stitch. The paper is simple printers paper, for the covers I took cardboard froma a box, wrapped it into printers paper,  I painted with acrylic paint. I wanted to have my own funny and motivating writer´s notebook, so I chose tattoo patterns I found in the internet to make it really colorful.


March 22, 2009


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My second handbound book – this time I used old cardboard as cover and printer paper for the sheets. For the design of the cover I colored strong brown paper with acrylic paint. The binding is made with coptic stitch – very easy, you can find the instruction on many sites in the www! It ist much faster than the first stitch I tried, too, and it looks much better.
Because I will carry this notebook with me all the time, I wrapped the covers in self-adhesive foil, so that it can not get dirty.

Drawing exercise

September 1, 2008