At the same time I've been trying to extend my bookbinding craft. I've just completed a Japanese Album Accordion with a soft cover. The red cardboard looked a little plain so I added a Klimt doodle to the first page of the accordion and cut a frame in the cover.
This is such a simple little book with a very distinctive Japanese style.
I think I'll dedicate it to further studies of Klimt.
I've lost count of how many Reverse Piano Hinge sketchbooks our American students from Santa Chiara have made in the print studio in the past weeks. It's been a wonderful extension of Rick Woodbury's printmaking course because everyone has made a beautiful monotype cover for their book.
For my demonstration book I used a beautiful piece of paste paper made by my Sydney artist friend, Wendy Shortland. I'd never have learned to make these books without Wendy's help and now I am really keen to make my own paste papers covers.
Paste paper cover by Wendy Shortland