Expressive Adventures in Book Arts

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Painted Paper Books

We took inspiration from Painted Paper, Techniques & Projects for Handmade Books & Cards, Alisa Golden's rich and generous book detailing many exciting approaches to creating decorative papers along with directions for book projects that can be made from these papers. 

This was a decidedly delicious session.  Our theme this month was the winter moon, but many of us ended up just joyfully following the paint wherever it led. 

We all used acrylic inks, and chose between Meridian Drawing paper and Yasutomo Sumi-E painting paper, the first opaque, the second transluscent.

Once the papers were painted and dried, we cut them into individual pages.

Each page was folded.  The folded pages were stacked on top of each other.  The fore edges of adjoining pages were glued together.  More detailed instructions can be found in Alisa Golden's book in the Album Accordion Book section.

Cait Johnson

Lee Courtney
Miriam Frischer
Jo Renbeck
Debbie Stone
Susan Bissonnett

Karen Summerlin

Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi
And here's one more that I made to illustrate Alisa Golden's instruction for making a cover for the Album Accordion Book. The cover works well with papers like the Meridian Drawing paper that do not allow the paint to bleed through.  However, with the Yasutomo Sumi-E painting paper, both sides of the paper show the paint and a cover may not be desired.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Johanne,
    Moon is a great theme! The moon books are beautiful.
    Very best wishes,