Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday of the year, has come and gone. I was a contributer, not a host, and this freed me up to spend lots of time in the studio. I did make a chocolate mousse, but I forgot to take pictures, and it vanished without a trace. But the memory lingers on.
Meanwhile, the new pillow warp got tied on:
I made three new books. The first one is a blank journal covered in Thai paper; the paper has real leaf inclusions. I added narrow wrappers around the signatures to bring some more visual interest to the spine, and graduated the cover holes to arrange the stitching cords in a V-shape.
The next two books are based on my work with Repper. I laser printed some of my designs (a few of them further enhanced with Photoshop's wave filter) and used these sheets as covers and endpapers.
This wouldn't work with inkjet prints, as the colors would run after the water-based glue is brushed on, but with laser prints it's great!
In the next book, I used two different patterns for front and back. These were both altered with the Photoshop wave filter. This is a fat book—it has fourteen signatures. It was great fun to do the coptic sewing on this one.
The endpapers on this book were printed from a photo with the wave filter applied multiple times. They have something of the look of marbelized paper.