Janne Robberstad

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new book

By spotogspindel | June 11, 2015

Time for a new calendar book again! This time it´s a very special book. It was made for me by my good artist-friend in Canada, Tammy McGee. That´s the nice thing about artist-friends. Sometimes their a bit busy, and you get your Christmas-present in May 😀 Who doesn´t love to get a beautiful gift when you least expect it?!


Tammy painted and printed the soft fabric-cover.



The spine has lots of vintage buttons, holding the paper inside in place.


She also made all the binding, in a way I have to learn, I´ve never done it this way before. Sewing the paper together with strips of velvet, which in turn is bound onto the spine and held in place with all the buttons.


All the paper was white when I got it, so I washed the pages with fabric-paint, so soften them a bit. I put brown, flesh-pink and purple on my palette, and mixed directly on the sheets when spreading it with a sponge. I stamped on the dates, and have started to add on bits and pieces, so in the end, each page will be a little collage.


I think the binding is just so beautiful!

Topics: book-boinding | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “new book”

  1. Siri Says:
    June 11th, 2015 at 21:04

    Slit’an! Kjekt med så fine gaver! 🙂

  2. Tammy Says:
    June 18th, 2015 at 02:37

    Squeeeee!!! You are already making it sooo beautiful my lovely! 🙂 love the wash on the watercolor paper! So cool! Can’t wait to see more of what you do with it. Xoxox thank you for the compliments, and your grace about it being so late. May your week be filled with joy friend (hug).