A Rainbow of Handmade Indian papers. The paper for the pages is 100% cotton-rag handmade paper. Ten sheets are coloured - each one different - and each wraps round a sheet of plain white. You can see all the deckled edges, from making each page in a mould. You can also see the texture of the mould on the paper's surface (see third photo).
I used another Indian paper for the covers - this has been printed with gorgeous, bright butterflies. And glitter - there is So Much lovely glitter!
For the lining of each cover, I found some hand-made mulberry paper and I used bright orange hemp cord for the Coptic binding.
I love this one!
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And, for a total change, I made a book with black and cream papers. The cover paper has African animals, in cream, on a black and charcoal African-style geometric background.
I chose black dupioni silk for a quarter-binding on the traditional-style "case" hard cover binding. Inside, I added end-papers of black, embossed, snake-skin design paper, which is a mixture of matte and glossy black - very effective.
The pages are smooth, crisp cream text paper.
It turned out pretty well.
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I'm very pleased with these... Now I'm off to make more!
Thanks for reading!