Above left; Artist Book, cover; black cardstock joined in the back with construction glue. Flower pattern; hand carved stamp (speedball material) stamped with gold acrylic paint, brass fixtures secured with hot glue. Not seen here, ribbon for holding the book closed. I took this photo while materials were still drying.
Above right; 6 Pg’s of watercolor paper, hand bound to cover with gold thread.
This is the first of probably many books to come. I really enjoyed making this piece. It’s artistic in form and practical in function. The binding technique used here is very simple though I have looked into more complex/durable options. I can produce these for personal use @ reasonable cost or produce for sale. As my technique improves I’ll employ the use of higher quality materials. I say job well done for a first attempt. This one is reserved for a gift, plenty of love went into it. Production time I estimate was about 2.5 Hrs.
Above; Coin Purse, fabric is deep blue velvet and blue/gold w/paisley design. Backing and seams were first sealed with hot glue then hand stitched with black thread. Opening will be secured using magnets. I wasn’t able to finish this project within the allotted time frame. I also broke a needle. I will complete these next Tuesday.
I have never sewn anything before, maybe a button. These are a little rough around the edges but I think that just adds character lol. Gotta start somewhere. I am sure I’ll be adding sewing to my list of regular projects to improve my skills on. Enjoy! And as always. Thanks for reading 🙂