i relisted a couple of polymer books that had expired during my hiatus.
this is one of my favorite books. it uses a rust technique with copper insets. the pages are thick scrapbook paper cut down from 12 x 12. you can see the first page through the mesh inset. i used the coptic stitch and this is one of my first books to use coptic headbands.
this was a new technique i was trying out. i carved the clay swirls and then back filled with purple clay. then i went over the baked clay with colored pencil and marker. i used the ethiopian stitch which just differs from the coptic in the board attachment. see those little triangles near the spine? that makes it the ethiopian stitch.
it seems like each technique i try takes longer than the last! i guess with enough practice they should come along more quickly. people love the ancient artifact books, but i'm getting a little tired of them. here's an example of an ancient artifact book. this one is sold:
i'm going to be making board books for the holiday season, so i have plenty of time to think.