Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Claybord book

If you've spent any time at all hanging around my blog, you know how I love claybord.  It's slightly embarrassing to say, but I guess I am obsessed with it.  The slick surface, oh my; it's unpredictable, you never quite know what's going to happen, at least I don't because I work so wet and the paint just takes off on its own journey.   
My friend Karyl took one of my classes and, rather than making  a series of paintings (like everyone else was doing), she promptly made book covers.  
I mean, sure, it was obvious, or seems really obvious now, except of course I hadn't thought of it, which is weird because I do make book covers out of lots of stuff.    
Anyhoo, I've had this hankering to make claybord book covers ever since I saw what Karyl had done.  And that is exactly what I've been doing lately.  Making books and proposing classes.  This is one of my favorite ones, probably because I love the color.  But I am also happy with the way the spine turned out, see I cut the spine from another piece of claybord and then used my dremel drill press to drill the holes.  I used Tyvek on the inside to hold it all together firmly and sort of rigged up this "pleat" of sorts so that it opens well.   
The books feel sooooo substantial with the claybord covers.  It's my new journal of choice.


  1. totally cool !!!!....but I'm such a book/journal whore anyhow....

  2. Oh, I LOVE IT!!!

    BTW, I personally thank you for taking the boys all night so us big kids "party" it up tomorrow night...


  3. cool book! funny how things can be right under our noses until someone else points it out.

  4. Anonymous7:05 AM

    You know that I love this book! It turned out so well and now all that you have to do is to write, paint or draw in it!

  5. Whaaat? You? Obsessed? tee hee. MBS, ROCK on! The book is fabulous. I knew it would turn out looking great. You are so cool.

  6. I love this book. Yet another book concept I will have to try out :)


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