Super Orange Sketchbook

This is a recent project that I created for a friend who is a designer and artist. The cover is upcycled from a discarded children’s encyclopedia and the straps from a secondhand belt. The pages are sewn onto straps for the binding. I always find this binding to be a bit of a challenge, but it looks great when finished. I made sure to fill it with plenty of goodies… papers selected from old books, papers I printed myself, envelopes and a variety of other papers.

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Here are a few ‘behind the scenes’ images of the creation of this book:

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12 Responses to “Super Orange Sketchbook”

  1. c.Rachel Says:

    That is lovely! I wouldn’t want to write in it, but then it wouldn’t be serving it’s purpose would it? =)

    Wonderful workmanship and I adore the orange color.

  2. Cindy Says:

    such fun to have creative friends who will appreciate this wonderful creativity. makes life so exciting. i love the music on her site

  3. DangerDom Says:

    Hey, I know who that’s for! It still looks great, can’t wait to get it. It should be here any day now I hope.

  4. comfits Says:

    whoah! amazing book!!! the cover, the pages, & most especially that belt! super retro & fun! i love it :]

  5. julia Says:

    This is the most incredible book! I’m in awe! I think you did an incredible job, especially with all of your upcycled pieces and finds!

    What creativity!

  6. Molly Says:

    wowza! very impressive and inspiring.

  7. Amelia Says:

    This is beautiful! You are so creative!!

  8. kate Says:

    k, first of all I have to say, love your site, love your stuff! secondly, what an awesome binding here, I love it! i can see what you mean by it taking a bit more work, but beautiful result!

  9. katelyn Says:

    Great blog! I found it through Alie Edwards’ blog. I just loooove this journal!! I wish I knew how to bind books (: Can’t wait to see more of your posts, I’ve linked you in my blog roll!

  10. Nancy Says:

    *Love* this book!! Did you print the crisscross paper yourself? It’s beautiful!

  11. erinzam Says:

    Thank you so much for the kind comments! I did print the crisscross paper myself… I chose a nice drawing pad and cut it down to a size that could run through my inkjet printer. I ended up trimming the printed pages to just the right size for the book.

  12. Nancy Says:

    Awesome. Thanks so much!

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