This week, I made some books and boxes for myself, something I don't do that often. It's fun and good practice, I often make things for myself to try out something I don't normally do or brush up on techniques. I made myself a notebook with a "magical symbols" print I made while at Paper Book Intensive for end papers.
:: egyptian inspired symbols, relief printed end papers ::
:: rounded spine with cloth headband, the cover boards are beveled to fit the curve ::
:: embossed leather, it was one of my samples from Paper Book Intensive ::
In order to solve my problem of not enough flatfile storage space, I've also been practicing my clamshell boxes, in various sizes and shapes, and seeing how fast I can make them. It's like doing time trials to qualify for the imaginary Bookbinding Olympics.
:: Deep clamshell box for storage ::
:: ephemera storage problem solved ::