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Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on a couple of projects. The first was to finish a photo album that I started back in September. The customer printed out pages with photos from her daughter’s wedding and had them cut and scored, ready for binding.

Supplies for handmade photo album

Here’s a picture of the finished photo album:

Handmade photo album by Elissa Campbell

I was asked to do something I’d never done before, which was to overlay the ivory binding ribbon with a grey linen thread. I think it’s a really interesting combination and adds texture to the binding.

Closeup of handmade photo album by Elissa Campbell

The next thing I worked on was cutting materials for one of my journals. The Red Cranes Chopstick Journal has definitely been my best seller this year and I just sold the last one I had in stock – time to make more!

The cover paper is so beautiful, covered with graceful flying cranes. This is a hard paper to cut into.

Red Japanese Chiyogami paper with white cranes

Then comes the bookcloth, which is an elegant Japanese black mohair.

Cutting bookcloth in progress

Here’s what the journal looks like when it’s completed:

Handmade journal by Elissa Campbell of Blue Roof Designs

I should have three of them completed in time for my last craft show of the season, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market in Montpelier, VT. Maybe I’ll see you there!

4 Responses to “Worktable Wednesday”

By Amy - 4 December 2014 Reply

You make such gorgeous books!

By Elissa - 4 December 2014 Reply

Amy –

Thanks so much! You’re very sweet to say so. 🙂

Elissa

By seley1 - 4 December 2014 Reply

Wow!! Looks fabulous!! Is it ready to pick up? I’m so impressed

By Elissa - 4 December 2014 Reply

Sidney –

Yes, it’s all ready for pickup!

Elissa

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