First taster of the giveaway book. It is covered in my own paste paper and it has a round indentation on the front cover. The metal object laying in that indentation is not glued on yet. I thought maybe it wasn’t a guy thing. We don’t know the gender of who will win, so I will glue it on if the recipient wants me to.
The thing about handmade books that can drive you nuts is knowing which is the back or the front. Almost from the beginning I have created some difference between the back and the front cover to overcome this problem. The indentation can barely be seen, but you can feel it with your fingers. The recipient could glue something of their own in there if they wanted to also. This book didn’t need anything special, as the paste paper miraculously created a ‘dragon’s eye’.
I took some more photos of the book which show the colours of the pages, which are the most interesting thing about this book for anyone who is interested in working on a toned ground. However I am not going to post any more photos till the 500th post. I have decided I am not going to advertise this giveaway any further as, though that won’t help to drive more traffic to my blog, I’d rather it was won by a loyal reader.