I started the day by working on an Etsy order for five small Yellow Calendula photo albums. I already had two albums in stock, so I only had to make three more.
The covers are now safely tucked away in the press.
I spent a chunk of the afternoon packing a box to send ahead to PBI (Paper and Book Intensive) – I fly out on Sunday!
My next project was to make a sample for my upcoming Travel Companion Journal workshop at Studio Place Arts. I started by carving the word “Go” into the cover.
The journal includes pockets both inside the covers and in the text block. I had to figure out the dimensions for the end page pockets and create a template.
I crumpled up brown Lokta paper to create a leather-ish texture. After flattening out the paper, I glued it to the covers. Then I glued in the end page pockets.
Lastly, I cut letters out of a map and glued them into the recessed areas on the cover.
Tomorrow I’ll work more on the surface design and create the text block.