A couple of weekends ago I found enough time and energy to make some little note books that I had been meaning to do for ages. I wanted to get back into some book binding and to use the paper that a friend had brought back from Sennelier Art shop in Paris for me.
I had brought some of the same paper on an earlier trip to Paris and hadn’t been able to bring myself to use it, although I would bring it out and admire and pat it on occasion. With the extra my friend bought and the possibility to get more I thought it was time to get brave and use them. The idea of using the paper as covers for sketch books seemed a great idea and I was itching to have a go.
These are small (A5) size and I wanted to give them to some friends who would not necessarily use them for sketching but would be writing in them. With that in mind I used some lighter bleed proof paper.
They have light cardboard covers that I covered with my special paper on the outside and used some photocopies of my drawings on the inside for a pop of colour. The binding is a simple saddle stitch, it really could not be easier to make a book. I gave them all different closures to mix things up.
So please with my few hours work and happy to have such useful little gifts.