Janne Robberstad

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New calendar book

By spotogspindel | December 29, 2011

The new year is rapidly approaching, and as I starts, I´ll be needing a new calendar book. I bought a roll of Fabriano sketching paper (150cm x 10 meters). I´ve calculated that if I make all my future calendar-books this size, I´ll have book-paper for the next 8 years or so!

Anyway, first thing´s first. I painted all the pages, here lying out in rows above each other. Using a mix of fabric paint and acrylic paint. The very good reason for using fabric paint is that it doesn´t make the pages stick together while they dry.

The pages after they´re folded and you can see where I sew together two of the very long sheets of paper. On this one here, I added a little piece of silk lying on my desk.

In the first picture the pages look really… well, in lack of a better word: bold? And maybe childish. But once they´re folded into where they´re supposed to be, they start to look pretty yummy, I think.

As for the cover. It´s all in silk. A little dupione silk where I machine embroidered my name and the year.

Front and back cover. The lilac purple is a little trial-cloth Tanja showed me how to make, in nuno-felting. The big red-orange-purple thing in the middle is a silk-fiber I made in Portland at Art & Soul. I added a lavender spiral in sari-silk with a yarn-thread of orange raw silk on top.

As usual (when I get eager) I totally forgot the practical ribbon to hold it all together. 🙂


Topics: Diverse | 1 Comment »

One Response to “New calendar book”

  1. Tyler Says:
    December 30th, 2011 at 03:37

    looks great! and who needs ribbon? just make a fancy headband feather thingy!!! remember? 🙂 like the one you were wearing on your head at artfest last year during late night journaling!