Worktable Wednesday

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.

Bookbinding supplies - paper, bookboard, bookcloth

10:56 a.m.

Handmade photo album in process

11:14 a.m.

Handmade photo album in process

11:44 a.m.

Handmade photo album in process

12:12 p.m.

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.

Carving letters into bookboard

7:39 p.m.

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.

Making endpages with pockets

7:57 p.m.

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.

Completed covers for travel journal

8:34 p.m.

Tomorrow I’ll work more on the surface design and create the text block.

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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