Tag : photo album

Happy Preservation Week!

Hey everyone - it's Preservation Week! This annual event, presented by the American Library Association (ALA), is going on now through April 29th.Here's what the ALA has to say about the event:Memories and treasures should last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations. Sponsored by the ALA’s Association of Library

Happy World Photo Day!

I just found out that today is World Photo Day and I simply can't resist a good random holiday. Korske Ara, an adventure and landscape photographer based in Canberra, Australia, started the World Photo Day project in 2009.He had the following to say about the craft:Photography has the power to tell stories, freeze memories, inspire generations

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on a custom project for an expectant mother. A couple of weeks ago, I bound this photo album for her and she wanted some hand-stamped images included on the pages. I cut out pieces of brightly-colored cardstock and used my own hand-carved stamps to decorate them. The paper

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on another custom order baby book. This one is a photo album and has heavier weight pages. The cover of the album is covered in green bookcloth and each folio of pages is wrapped in a brightly colored paper. This is not only decorative, but it also serves

Silver custom order

I've been working on a custom order for a photo album - the customer will be bringing me album pages pre-printed with photos to be bound into the album. I love these kinds of personalized books. The combination of materials she chose is quite lovely - a silver handmade paper with

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on completing a photo album for an Etsy order. As I mentioned previously, my Green Bamboo photo album was recently featured in an Etsy Treasury (yeah, I'm still excited). Here it is, hot off the press. Well, it wasn't really hot. Or right off the press. It was

Paste Paper Photo Album – Day 1

Yesterday was the first session of my Paste Paper Photo Album class at Studio Place Arts. It was the first time I'd ever taught people how to make paste paper and I was really nervous. This technique is pretty much the opposite of bookmaking - it's loose and messy and

Worktable Wednesday

Today I completed a custom order for a photographer - it was the hardest project I've ever worked on. It involved cold mounting 12" x 12" photos by hand onto card stock. Alignment was hard and I accidentally mounted a couple of pictures upside down (do-over). By the way, the

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