Finally I got to photograph the book that Julia won, as runner-up. It is made with pages of BFK Rives printmaking paper. The structure is Australian Reverse Piano hinge. That means you can remove pages and replace them if you want to. The pages are held together by a long (yellow) concertina strip of paper that goes through slots between the pages.
The cover paper is, again, my own paste paper. The end papers are my own credit card paper. The colours I used for the paste paper are Matisse Indigo, Cadmium Yellow and Cadmium Orange. Once I had made the paste paper, I made a few different pieces of credit card paper, using the same colours in different ways. I decided to use the bright one without the indigo because the cover is fairly dark. You’ll see that I also used one of the other ones as part of the little collage I made to indicate which is the front.
The book has six signatures of two folios each, and is six inches high by about eight inches wide. Julia is coming to get it tomorrow and we’re going to Hoochie Mamma’s for lunch.