IT’S OFFICIAL (I’ve seen it with my own eyes)!

My book is featured on page 57 of the Premier Issue of Cloth Paper Scissors “PAGES” magazine.  Woo Hoo!!

The book featured is my SmARTaleck Studio book made from a vinyl store banner.  I use it to sketch sculpting ideas and take notes in class.  It’s a little worse for wear – schlepping it back and forth to class (around water and clay) – but that’s what it’s for.

If you’ve come to my blog via my information in the magazine I’d like to expound on the book a little and provide a few more close up pictures.

Size:  11″ high x 10″ wide x 1″ spine
Cover Material:  Cut from a 8′ x 4′ store banner announcing a new line of men’s underwear.  Fortunate for me the majority of the wording was in caps and contained an “S”.
Unique Applications:  The front and back flaps (including the snap flap) were folded in and sewn to create a crisp edge .  It also helped maintain the placement of the snap and flap.  A piece of regular 1/2″ wide black elastic was rivited in place to hold the vintage Jim Beam stir stick.  “Smartaleck Studio was stamped on a vintage piece of handwriting paper, torn and the edges highlighted with ink.  It was covered with a piece of flexible clear plastic (similar to tablecloth plastic) and sewn to the cover.
Binding:  1″ x 11″ piece of book board (chip board) glued in place in the center of the cover.  Signatures were sewn with waxed linen thread thru the book board and the spine at the same time.  The red beading is decorative.  The round circle is also decorative and was burned in spine using a wood burning tool.
Signatures:  6 signatures of 6 sheets (12 pages) each. Various paper used; vintage home plan drawings cut to size, 12×12 paper folded at 9″ – leaving a tab of 3″ that other paper could be attached to later, large manilla envelope, drawing paper torn from a tablet and cut to size (9″ x 10 1/2″).