20 July 2016

Large format sketchbook

I decided to make 2 new sketchbooks for a workshop I am taking from the Kemshalls. This is a 9" X 12" sketchbook. I just LOVED this paper and the yummy orange thread I used to stitched it.


Medium weight watercolor paper


Folded and stacked into signatures


Book Board


Paper glued on and covered with waxed paper


Finished


Love that orange waxed linen thread


11 comments:

  1. SO beautiful! I'm jealous of your sketchbook. Watercolor paper has such great texture, enough to make me wish that I painted.

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  2. You are amazing! This is a beautiful book... looking forward to seeing what you put in it from your class!

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    1. Pictures coming up soon. This is the largest format I have ever used.

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  3. It is a beautiful book. The wax paper tweak! Is it affixed over the coloured paper. Inquiring minds who like the knock back on high contrast. Again, beautiful book!

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    1. The waxed paper is to keep the front and back from gluing together while they dry. I use waxed paper all the time to keep pieces from not getting stuck together. I save it and use it also when using a glue stick to keep the glue off my work surface.

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  4. Very nicely done Beth...a special journal for a special class! I have followed your blog for quite some time and I really enjoy you and your content! Just sayin'...thought you'd like to know.

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    1. Thank you so much. It is good to know especially when I sometimes wonder if anyone is reading the posts!!! I greatly enjoy the work and the blog

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  5. By the way...once you had a giveaway that I won...one of your quilted and collaged zippered pencil cases you made from your hand dyes/printed fabrics. I stuffed it full of school supplies and donated it to our local food bank. Parents coming thru that next food bank day could enter their child's name in a drawing for it. So, you really paid that giveaway forward!

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    1. That actually is a wonderful story. I'm big on donations myself. The king size batik commercial fabric quilt I made about 4 months ago is a raffle for a dog rescue and I just got a ton of fabric for 2 more quilts to donate.

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  6. Love it!!! So dramatic and brillant!! (and big!) You know I love your generous spirit, reading about the quilt above...

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  7. It's gorgeous. That orange thread is the perfect choice.

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