Janne Robberstad

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New calendar-book.

By spotogspindel | January 7, 2020

It´s been a couple of years, since I last made my own calendar-book, and I´ve missed it. So when my old calendar now finally was finished, I wanted to add some color to my life again. The hard-covers are left-overs from making this corset-costume last year fro Madame Besserwisser in the Boys in the Christmas-tree-house.

So the cover decides the size, which is rather big, about 27×17 cm. The back is used in the corset, so here I have chosen to use one of my salmon-leathers gifted me by my mother a few years ago.

I used artist-paper that I paint with textile-colors and a sponge. That way, the color is translucent, dries quickly and does not stick once its dry, and not the thick acrylic. The acrylic I can use later on to add details, stamps or such, but not as a base-color.

Sewing down the back-spine to strengthen it before binding the pages on. Notice the back pocket. I am using remants of fun hand-dyed quilting fabric bought at an Art & Soul-retreat in the US.

To give it even more strength, I add a piece of linen fabric before binding. This is later hidden when the book is glued together.

From experience, the pages tend to fill out more through use, so I´ve been generous with space when binding them.

Yes, well. A reminder to stay humble is always in its place…


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