Things that make you go 'hmm'…
Shine a little light
No new handmade books to show you today. I started to experiment with one yesterday and it all went horribly wrong! I had a thought of using fabric to cover the books instead of paper. I had seen some deckchair fabric which was very jolly and so I used it in the same way I used paper. Unfortunately, the fabric is more porous than the paper and the PVA glue soaked through to the other side. I hoped if I left it overnight it might dry out, but on inspection it has left dark patches which look a mess. So back to the drawing board. Shame as if it had worked it would have made a very jolly book as you can see from the photo below.
I don’t know why I tried to switch from using paper to fabric. I have so many lovely papers to use, I really don’t need to be diversifying! I shall stick to the tried and tested, I think.
Instead, I am going to show a very amazing pop-up book! It is going on sale in a few weeks at Charles and Marie an online store which scours the world to find the newest, most stylish products. This made me laugh, I must admit. It costs $95 or €85 and I don’t think I’m going to be making these any time soon!