Saturday 27 March 2021
Wednesday 24 March 2021
Whilst I have been waiting for commission work to dry or in the press I have been working on a series of 5 miniature books.
Progress has been interesting and fun. As you may have seen, from the previous posts, each text black has been collaged and hand coloured. Now is the time for the easel work to make way for the bench work of making.
The text blocks have been assembled, 7.2cm x 5.2cm x about 0.5-0.6cm (each book is a different width due to the collage work contained). Now for the binding. Initial spine linning and a leather tight back for each.
A day of hand colouring and easle work for the cover papers of the 5 books. Again time to let things dry before next steps are taken. Next is to research and make transparent palimpset parchment... that should be fun!....
The final colouring and application of the covering papers to the boards... the final trimming of the papers will be done when dry.
For the first time I am able to pair up the boards. Each set of boards reflects the contents of each book.