This is my third book I have made with an open spine binding for my FTB class. This time I cut up a Sudoku game board and used it for the covers. I am pleased with how it came out although it is not perfect but good enough for me.
It measures about 7" square and is just perfect for a little book to journal/collage/write in. For the binding tapes, I used black leather pieces and then sewed Cavallini paper tape on top of it. Then I added some Sudoku wood numbers on the edge for decoration because they are a part of the game. For a closure I just used a girl's elastic hairband which was the perfect size to hold it all together. There are seven signatures in it mainly comprised of watercolor, cardstock music sheets and ledger papers.
The front of the book without the closure.
The front of the book with the elastic closure
The Back Cover
The following pictures are some of the pages in the book.
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I am a mixed media artist and dabble in all kinds of art. The most important thing to know is that I am a big thrift store, swap meet, bargain hunter for art supplies and will definitely be telling about it on my blog. Back in 1994 my Mom got me into rubber stamping but I quickly went from that to decorating papers, making journals, working with acrylic paints, doing found object jewelry and altered art. My creative life really changed after attending art retreats like ArtFest, Art and Soul and Art Unraveled. I now do a little of everything.
This was my favorite doll who had red hair just like my Mom so I named her Juanita. This will date me but this picture was taken around 1950. I am sitting at the front of the home that my father built in Canby, Oregon. I still have her to this day and she still looks as good as new. I think everyone was really shocked that she stayed in such good condition as I don't think I was that careful with other toys. Lots of special memories since my Mom is gone now.
Full Tilt Boogie Journal Class with Mary Ann Moss
Remains of the Day Journal Class with Mary Ann Moss
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