Here is my latest book. It is 5.5 by 4.25 inches in size, and it was a joy to make. It has 112 blank pages.
As you can see, the assemblage elements are starting to creep in, as I should have known they would. In this case, it's a vintage old frozen lock mechanism. I adhered it with Golden's Heavy Gel and then used four sharp tacks as rivets, driving them through the cover, cutting them off on the other side and then spreading out the remaining ends with a hammer. After that I was able to attach the inner front cover to the smooth surface.
|I am not piggy.|
|Gathered long stitches.|
I've located a new paper shop, and I hope to visit it sometime this weekend. I want to find a heavyweight bond with a higher cotton content. All readily-available paper seems to be printer paper, which is not what I need. I remember the days of 100% cotton bond, and I wonder if there is any of that left at a reasonable price. I'd like to mix it with found and vintage papers.