Bookmarking Book Art – Alicia Bailey and the Artists’ Book Cornucopia
I found this post on Facebook on Abecedarian Gallery’s page.
Today was the last day of the last of ten Artists Book Cornucopias – a decades worth of exhibits, nicely summarized and commented on by Robert Bolick at Books on Books. I have long held Robert in high regard and it is an honor to be featured on his site. Take a look – if you love the world of artists’ book works, you’ll find plenty to entice . . . https://books-on-books.com/2019/11/12/bookmarking-book-art-alicia-bailey-and-the-artists-book-cornucopia/
This book has taken a long time to make. Finally calling it done, although I might fuss with it here and there.
It’s had a few names, but recently I’ve taken to calling it the white marigold book. Its original concept was “white” but it ended up being dyed with marigolds.
And here’s the third Sewn on Spine book. The book features a rope stitch on the spine and decorative painted papers on the cover, using Strathmore 500 mixed media paper. The text includes inserts of a variety of papers for interest, all in warm autumn colors.
The spine is Asahi book cloth in copper which has a lovely sheen. For this book, I separated the end sheet into halves for the front and back and reinforced the interior spine with book cloth.
The book features a horizontal bar stitch on the spine and decorative painted papers on the cover. I painted the paper months ago and knew I wanted to use it for a book although it is a lightweight 115 gsm Arches Rives BFK paper. We’ll see how it wears.
I’m hesitating before making book 3 to really think about the papers I want to incorporate and the cover design. And maybe choose a new stitching pattern for the spine.
I’m learning sewn-on-spine book structures from Roz Stendahl. Used my lime green book cloth that I purchased in April in Portland. I cut the covers too big and there are tears at the interior hinge, but otherwise feeling good about the book. Making another one!