Sunday, April 26, 2015
Building a Recycled House (Book) can be wonderful
If life is made up of moments, then a journal is designed to capture moments and keep them in a special place. I wanted to create a special journal for just that purpose and I have been learning how to do basic bookbinding with this in mind. This is my house accordion fold journal note book.
To make it, I used around 85% recycled materials. I used box board and some papers from Reverse Garbage. Some of the other card and paper I got from unwanted old stationery at local offices. I got hold of some artist canvas offcuts from a painter and swapped some felt offcuts. I even recycled the elastic packaging from shoes to secure the book.
To make the book, I first created the panorama for the house skyline that forms the pages. Each house is a little different to match real streets and each has a little bit of a different character.
I uses a mix of plain and lined sections on each page so you could draw or write or stamp to capture thoughts.
I made the covers from box board which I covered in fabric that I had first appliqued with little houses.