I do more than bind books, so much more. Today I'll give you a look behind the scenes of what I do when I'm not making books.
I started off doing Altered Art and mixed media. I still love it and try to incorporate it into my hand bound books. It was my interest in mixed media that led me to bookbinding. I took a class making Altered books. This is why I especially love making Artist's journals and Sketchbooks
5 ESSENTIALS FOR ALTERED ART
I continue to follow my love of making mixed media and Photoshop art.
I make greeting cards, mixed media tags and collage sheets for artists, scrapbookers and those wanting to experiment with the art form.
COLLAGE SHEETS AND ATC BACKGROUNDS
ORIGINAL ART NOTEBOOK COVERS
These are some of the many notebook covers I've designed in Photoshop. You can find them in my NOTEBOOK section.
ART GREETING CARDS
ATC backgrounds can be blown up to greeting card size.
Here's some ATCs that grew up to be greeting cards.
So that's a peek into my other job. I hope you liked it and would love to hear any comments or questions.
I've also been wading into the world of boxmaking and book casings. But it deserves its own post. Stay tuned.
The Guild of Book Workers USA
MILLIMETER BINDINGS henryhebert.net/2012/01/11/millimeter-and-rubow-bindings
HAND SEWN HEADBANDS
Be sure to check out the bookbinding blogs too.
They often have tutorials
BIG JUMP PRESS
Beautiful books and boxes in Finland
Portugal - leather tooling
OWL AND LION
Bookbinding workshops in Scotland
Forum & lots of info
BECCA MAKING FACES
Examples and TUTs of every Japanese stitch in the world