On top of this order, I have been very busy with classes at The Center for Book Arts. I am currently enrolled in Bookbinding II and have been taking weekend classes in other specialties. Right now, I am developing edge treatments for my books. I have to practice to decide what and how I want to approach the projects.
Rather than sew up a lot of signatures and text blocks to practice on, I have been utilizing EVERY single paperback I have in my studio. Therefore, no paperback is safe. Here is my first attempt at edge treatments. It is a color wash with a speckle treatment. The color wash was done with an rubber stamping ink pad. The speckle treatment was done with a toothbrush and Dr. PH Martins concentrated water colors.
I do have to say that I am quite pleased with the outcome.