Beginning the Water Book


It’s Sunday and I’ve been working on the book for the collaboration. The book subject will be ‘Water’, which was influenced by our current lack of (in the form of winter snowpack), and the fact that I just returned from two weeks on an island. Today’s temperature isn’t super warm and it’s beginning to concern me about everything drying before sewing in the pages.  I decided to create an inset piece using the marbled paper. Above is where I’m pulling the layers back on the board. Below is the section of marbled paper I chose for the cover.


Below is the interior paper.

Interior jacket


Finally, a shot of the inset disc on the book cover. More pressing required. I might have to move things to the oven to speed up the process!

exterior jacket


Adding pages and drawings to come later!

Marbled paper, Lama Li Lokta paper, linen tape, acid free board,  and eventually arches 300gm CP watercolor paper.

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

4 thoughts on “Beginning the Water Book

    1. Thank you! I messed up with stitching it together, but it really doesn’t matter. It’s been way too long since creating a book. So many steps have dropped out of my brain. 😀

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