Now that I have so many sheets of Strathmore Series 500 Mixed Media paper, it’s time to make sketchbooks. I just finished making a second leather bound one for Fort Nisqually’s shop. While making it, I had the thought to use the same technique but with a heavy cardstock cover.
That is what I did today. I bound a signature in which I’d already painted and added 3 more of the Strathmore paper. The cover stock came from Artists and Craftsmen Supply in Seattle’s University district. It is Daler-Rowney Canford Card Canford Imperial. It’s at least 140 pounds.
The end paper is one of the new ones now available at Daniel Smith, Seattle. They have converted a main floor office to a new room for papers. It has wildflowers in it!
Folded closed. I made it with the overlapping cover, just as the leather ones are. I added an elastic band, threaded through the center of the spine, as I did with my faux-dori.
The long stitch.
Thanks to Janice Berkebile at Daniel Smith, Seattle, for the original instruction in her bookbinding workshops!