Sunday, May 4, 2008

What Do You Do With Leftover Sections...

Normally when making a book, I'd get the sections ready and measure the total width to get the measurements required for the spine for the cover. Some how by the time the cover was made and sewing in the sections, I'm always left with an extra section cos the spine was already filled up, and if I add on anymore the cover wouldn't close properly so inadvertently I will have a spare section.

Tis' a shame to discard them, and so I turned them into single section hard covers books! A bit of embellishments here and there...


It's all about orange! I actually have an outfit I wear for work in the same material. . Was able to use up almost all the bells I had from a long time ago to charm up the spine, wouldn't it look so cool sitting on your book shelf. The end sheet, the gold parts are embossed. I used a maroon book binding thread as well as some synthetic red with gold thread purely for the decorative aspects of it. I love how all the colours and elements works together here.


For this one, I had a little scrap of the purple silver material from previous book project. It was large enough not to throw away, yet small enough that I couldn't use it on anything until! And it was perfect for this particular piece. The end paper I used for the inside of the cover, it was wrapping paper from a present from a past relationship which I kept all these while, and who would've thought it would turn into this. I was able to use it as end sheets for several books already. And the silver beads on the spine, was a repurposed thing, adds interest. Good fun I had with these, sort of like an exercise. And all I'm trying to do is use up all the supplies that I have in the studio...

2 comments:

  1. These are really lovely, Rozi!

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  2. Thanks Astrid, fun to make they were...

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