Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Gelli Plate Books



I recently signed up for an online class with Kelley Walker called Monoprint Bound.  The first part was to do with making gelli print pages and the second part was related to binding books.  So here are some of my results after my mega gelli plate print marathon yesterday.  So here are the front and back covers, the middle is a piece of canvas painted in the new PA plum fresco paint and stencilled with snowflake.


These are the inside covers, I decided to use one gelli print so the insides are the same.


This is how it was bound and I finished it off with beads and buttons.  Unfortunately the coloured thread that I have was just too thick, so I had to stick with the white, but it looks okay.


I put four signatures inside and each signature has a gelli plate print cover, double sided.


And this is the finished book, it stand 8 1/2 inches high and is 5 1/2 inches wide.

I'm hoping to sell them on my table at the Christmas Fair in November.

10 comments:

Helen said...

it's just beautiful, Sam! I've never tried binding a book either before so am very impressed.

Claire said...

What a good idea for your craft stall - it looks lovely, I'm sure they'll sell well. Love how you used gelli prints too. Claire x

craftimamma said...

This is just gorgeous Sam! I love the colour tones and the binding looks lovely. I've never had a go at any binding either and I'm impressed with how your page edges are all so neat.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

chrissies said...

Just love this Sam and the way the book pages are joined is fantastic--thanks for sharing

Love Chrissie x

Lin said...

Lovely book Sam and that binding is fab!! xx Recon these will definately sell xx

Sue said...

Brilliant Sam, they are sure to sell well. Love the beads xx

craftytrog said...

Sounds like a great way to use those gelli prints Sam! xxx

Gez Butterworth said...

Wow! Gorgeous Gelli Plate Books Sam. The beads just finish off the book beautifully. ♥

Deborah Wainwright said...

beautiful little books love em and such a good idea xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Beautiful handmade book, I hope it's snapped up at the fair.

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