i just listed space trees on etsy
I think I’ve had outer space on my mind lately since this is one of two books with the theme in mind.
Acrylic media create the distressed surface over traditional book board. Rubber stamping and rub-ons complete the design. The book board is sealed with a light coating of wax. The blank pages can be used to document your deepest thoughts, your drawings and inspirations.
The text block is comprised of 112 pages of white cardstock and moss colored papers. Six needles and Irish waxed linen were used to sew the journal with the ancient Coptic stitch, which opens flat for ease of use.
7.5 x 5.25 x 1 inches.
i love working with these rub-ons. especially since they're white. it makes a nice contrast to my dark background. i wish i had more but it's hard to find ones that aren't too scrapbooky. i've been buying them from hambly. the book i'm going to list tomorrow has them too.
i have a lot of polymer books ready to bind. i wanted to put more of the board books on etsy first, because of the lower price point, but i haven't finished painting them all. and some of them need the holes drilled for binding. it's so much easier to bind then drill since i have all the materials ready. so there are some polymer books coming soon.
i also have a really nice polymer gift for a special friend, but i had better mail it before i post it! i wouldn't want to ruin the surprise.
i think my family is getting books for christmas this year. i've never given them books before. except for my mom who really appreciates my work. isn't that nice? she sent me an address book that she wants recovered and she said it didn't matter what design i used that she liked everything i do. that's just so nice to hear from your mom. she did several shows with me in past years and that's when her appreciation grew.
we'll see how well the books do on etsy before i decide about the gifts. i've heard it's harder this year because of the economy. there's a piece of art by my friend bridgette that i'd really like to buy once i get enough money in my paypal account. so buy books! i really want this piece of art!
and don't be afraid to write in the books. that's what they're meant for.