Sunday, January 02, 2011

The Sketchbook Project

I signed up for The Sketchbook Project a while back. When I received the little sketchbook, things were kind of crazy around here, so I tucked it away for later. Last month I pulled it back out and got started. 

The paper in this little Moleskine book they sent is very thin and will not stand up to all the paint and glue I'll be putting on them. The rules say you can rebind your book with any paper you like. I've never done any book making, so I'm totally flying by the seat of my pants here! I picked out the stitches, and used the pages as a template to cut new pages from bristol board.

I stitched them in using some waxed linen thread.

On the trip back down the spine I added some beads.

I like the look, and it still fits in the dimensions specified in the project rules.
The paper is so thick, that this is going to be more like a little board book when it's done, but it's the thicker paper I had on hand. If I'd been thinking, I would have probably snatched some pages from one of my Moleskine sketchbooks. It would have been the perfect size and shape and it also would have been the weight I prefer.


Shirley said...

Love what you did with the beads. Just this morning I put together a book and now wish I had put beads on the spine!

drudra said...

I can't wait for the day when I actually bind my own sketchbook. Looking forward to seeing your sketches in this little board book of yours! :)