Inspired by a project in the new issue of Pages magazine by Wen Redmond, I used an ultra simple book "binding". I cut a narrow notch in the top and bottom of each page then used ribbon to tie it all up. You can see the notches as I show you the pages below.
I used a sheet of mulberry type paper I had on hand, tore the sheets so I got the deckle edge, used watercolor - every shade of blue I had - to do my mark making, added black circles here and there. If I were to do it again I'd do the letters on the same paper as the book or on a more contrasting paper (I used bristol paper), but since I didn't know what I was going to do with the letters, I just picked a paper and started. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the mulberry paper held up to the watercolors.
For the first time, I actually know exactly what I'm going to do for my next book. The theme is "peace" and I'm going to use my photography, lettering and a flag book format to create an interactive book. I'm excited to get started! Please wander over to the ALAW blog when you have a few minutes and see the huge variety of projects and lettering mediums. As usual, the creativity is just amazing!