Recycling Papers

In my studio, underneath all my inky projects are large sheets of kraft paper to cover my work surface and allow for some cushion.  Over time, these sheets become quite filled with all kinds of marks, smears, overflow and more.  I like to save these sheets and reuse in my art projects, this being one of them...


file folder kraft paper pamphlet journal front .JPG

This under-paper has become the cover for a trifold pamphlet booklet I'm fond of making.  This one, with a twist...


With an elastic closure and inside sewn signature.


I enjoy recycling papers, always a new and different look when it's cut, sewn or otherwise.  

bookbinding play

My dear friend Drora came to visit me not long ago for our four day annual art retreat here at my home.  Drora was fortunate enough to study with master bookbinder Tim Ely at FOBA in Oregon a few years ago.  We made these little gems. 

Tim Ely Books

It is a nifty structure, unlike any other book I've bound.  The process is addicting!  There are more steps in the process than I'm used to, so creating multiples was good practice and experience.