Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Two Spell Books and A Guide to Italian Architecture

The second half of Sunday was spent making Journal Two of the Full Tilt Boogie class.
In fact I made two journals on Sunday and another one last night.

(spell book no. 1)

Journal Two has a hidden binding, but I decided not to use the bead string again.  I used embroidery floss this time.
I still haven't gone out to get some waxed linen nor ordered any.  Should probably get on that seeing as how this book binding will be a regular activity for me.

In the first spell book I attached a ratty, velvet strip to the inside of the spine to create a bookmark.

(spell book no. 2)

My second spell book had a dark green cover, so I painted it black.  I think I'll put something around the spine or on the front cover, as well as add a closure ribbon.
I think I may leave the inside as it is, for a special something later on, but the first one I am super excited to fill "Practical Magic" like.

(a guide to italian architecture ~ journal no. 3)

This journal was meant to happen.  Quite a few years ago, I bought this book to make an altered book/kind of scrapbook that would house all the architecture photos we took while in Italy.  Obviously I never got around to it.  Creating my own book block for it has totally spurred me forward with this project though.
I haven't decided yet if I'm going to leave the cover as is or gussie it up a bit.

Hmmm, what do you think I should do with it? 

7 comments:

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

Alisa, if you want some waxed linen let me know. I have loads of neutral colored waxed linen, different thread count and the like. I would be more than happy to share some with you.

Nina said...

Those are so cool! Love them!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Looks wonderful Alisa - love the colors on these.

Karla of Dreamaginarius Arts said...

Hard to tell since they are beautiful already but.. also the makeover' I am sure would be pretty too!

I do love the deep color of the Spell book and the design. Dear Alisa, you have an important decision to take :)

Diane said...

Alisa, I just read about your books over on Jillayne's blog and I can see you are both creating some beautiful journals! Both of you have such talent and such a creative touch with whatever you do.

Hugs, Diane

Dorthe said...

Alisa, your magic book making just continues- they looks wonderful both,but the number one- looks fantastic special, to mee-
just beautiful, as alwayes.

Hugs,Dorthe

Mandy,Crafty Angel, the original said...

these are amazing!!!!! I want to make some!! gorgeous work xx