I’ve been working with leather, and have had a lot of ideas I’ve only drawn out or explained out loud until recently, without actually having anything tangible to show. In addition to the custom portfolio project I’m working on, I also wanted to test my ideas with some smaller albums and journals. So this brand new book was just a little too exciting not to share with you right away! My Matt looked at it and said, matter of factly, “proof of concept”.
This isn’t 100% done (I need to trim the covers), but I’m thrilled with the results. It’s one piece of chocolate brown leather and one piece of light blue leather, seamed together to form the cover of the album with a raised, visible stitch in dark brown waxed linen thread. The pages are a sturdy, cream-colored printmaking paper stitched in three signatures (sections), with a visible triple chain stitch on the spine, with the same dark brown waxed linen thread as the one I used on the cover.