Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Handmade Journal Fundraiser

The Edmonton Calligraphic Society has a few of these beautiful journals left. They're about 8x11, selling for just $30.


Members have had fun at work bees creating covers, painted pages and stitching it all together using the Coptic bound method which ensures the pages will stay flat when they're opened. Thanks to Barb Pankratz & Paullette McLaren for the idea. Barb has done most of the coptic stitching on these books as well.

Journal colophon by FAB
The colophon was particularly fun to create as there were no restrictions. A ruling pen was used to write the largest words, pointed brush for the colored lettering and pointed nib for the rest. Some of the media used were Walnut ink and liquid acrylic inks for the lettering, watercolor pencils for decorating the word "JOURNAL" and painting the word "HANDBOUND". The results for "use" are by dropping acrylic inks into wet walnut ink. When the lettering for "enjoy" was dry, a Sakura Souffle Gel Pen was used to decorate it. Click on the images for a larger view.

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