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Putting the glamour into making books.

If my last book looked a bit ‘homespun’, this one is very ritzy. I used a wrapping paper for the cover and lining and I think it looks very glamorous. More like this to follow. I am off to buy more paper supplies next week, so will stock up on lovely Japanese Chiyogami papers (screenprinted paper). I also thought it might be fun to design paper patterns using Adobe Illustrator, so I am going to experiment and see how I get on.


6 responses to “Putting the glamour into making books.

  1. Clara July 26, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    thank you for visit my blog. inspirin me too. This moth i make some guest book for weddings. But her is not easy to buy nice paper.
    This one is very nice and, just like you said, glamourous.
    Sory about my bad english!

  2. Diane July 26, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    Your English is a lot better than my Portuguese!

    I use gift wrapping paper if I can’t see any nice book papers or Japanese paper. This book is made from a sheet of giftwrap!There are companies in the US who will mail order paper.
    Check out and

    In the UK, check out for lovely Japanese and marbled paper.

  3. Jean-Luc Picard July 27, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    That looks beautiful and eyecatching. I’m in England as well (Birmingham)

  4. Diane July 27, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    Hello Jean-Luc
    Thank you very much.
    Poor you being stuck in Birmingham. Of all the places in the space-time continuum to end up. Your blog is very good!

    PS Make it so, Number One. I’ve always wanted to say that :-)

  5. Jean-Luc Picard July 28, 2007 at 8:57 am

    You’re right, Diane; it wasn’t the best place in the world to land up. Still, resistance is futile!

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