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both papers dried

Salt Print Experiments

I am experimenting with salt printing for the first time as I try to figure out a cover decoration solution. Ultimately, I would like to use salt prints as a more central part of my content in the future, but for now, I am trying to use them as an alternate way to incorporate color. I first learned about the salt printing process at the Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence last year in San Francisco. Carolee Campbell demonstrated her use of salt prints in a recent book called The Persephones. Her use of ink and salt creates unique,…

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spine: reused maps, acrylic dyed linen thread

Travel Journal

Anyone studying binding makes their fair share of blank journals. It is a way to learn the binding process as well as experiment with cover decoration.  With this journal, I did just that. This book was also meant for a traveler so maps and a globe theme were incorporated. To begin, I wanted to allow the spine to be a decorative area as well as the cover so I decided to use an Ethiopian Coptic stitch.  The very edge of each section was wrapped with pieces of maps placed in such a way that an abstract image of a road…

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Travel Sketchbook

Before I tell you about the first work featured on this post, I would like to quickly tell you about what it is I do.  I've taken many classes through various workshops and Universities to learn bookbinding, and until recently I was doing this part time. However, earlier this year I have decided to make it a full time endeavor. Generally, I produce small edition bindings, custom enclosures, one off artist books, as well as restoration and conservation treatments. In the posts to follow, you will see the work I create as well as updates on things to come...  …

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