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March 2007
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March 23, 2007

Belles Fleurs

Filed under: Personal — jackie @ 7:19 pm

A few days ago I had a photographer friend come over to take some photos for my  upcoming tutorial on flush mount albums. I needed some pages for the books insides so I setup and printed out some pages with some of my favorite flower photos. I really like the way the book turned out so I’m going to make a few changes and make some more copies.

Below are photos of the one made during the photo shoot. The cover is off white Duponi Silk. The photos are printed on Legion Photo Matte paper. The endsheets are made from a sandwich of Canson Mi Tientes and bristol board. The headbands are just a fold over of the same ribbon used for the closure ties.

The cover seems a little plain for me so I think for my next one I will make the cover in a natural linen with an inset photo on the cover.

Flush Mount Album cover Flush mount album title page Flush mount album inside Flush mount album headband 

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This week’s winner is…

Filed under: General — jackie @ 3:56 pm


Congratulations Kristin! She will receive a fun little gift to play with in her bookarts endeavors. I’ll post photos once she gets her package as I don’t want to spoil the surprise. Photos of the previous winners gifts should be up soon. Both packages had a long way to travel.

If you didn’t win this week your name will stay in the jar for next Fridays drawing. If you post another comment this week or a photo of your books over on the Flickr site you will get your name put in the jar again giving you more chances to win. You still have one more chance to win the weekly drawing and everyone gets a chance to win the grand prize next Sat. 

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It’s Friday…

Filed under: General — jackie @ 8:37 am

Good morning readers.

We had a few folks join the Book Arts Forum yesterday as well as a some new posts. If you haven’t checked it out please head on over and become a member. If you or anyone you know is offering classes or workshops in the book or paper arts please feel free to post about them in the educational opportunities area of the community forum.

I’ll be drawing for this week’s prize around noon EST so there is still time to get your name in the jar. 

A few sites of note this morning.

Brian Sawyer has an awesome link list of bookbinding tutorials. He also has a great beginner tutorial of his own.  Check it out.

Flickr seems to be a site where folks post photos of thier bookmaking processes. Here’s a cool tutorial for making books from household and recycled materials. Here’s a set from the same person showing photos of the process. Here’s another set showing the basic process of making a book. Here’s one more from another Flickr member showing photos of thier binding process. I’m sure that some of these sets have been used on the individuals bolgs as illustration for a post but they are interesting to see on their own.

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