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.