Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sticky Fingers


I finally got to spend some time playing in my papers again today. I made an absolute mess of my work space, got glue everywhere and in the end had some very sticky fingers from trying to wipe it all up with my hands. Needless to say I had some serious fun this afternoon.
The fruits of my labor is this great little brag book and the start of a new photo album. The covers for the new photo album are in the press drying right now and I have the paper cut, punched, and ready to just be sewn in.
My time in my studio today reignited my love for fine Japanese papers. The photo album I was working is made from a wonderful Japanese paper- but I honestly don't know enough about it to let you know what it's really called. I've seen the same sheet of paper labeled as washi, yutzen, and chiogami in different art stores and don't have a clue what the difference between them is. I do know that I love to work with Japanese papers and I might start burning through the stash I have hiding in my paper closet! Look for details of the photo album later this week!

4 comments:

bookyeti said...

That's SO pretty. I love the vibrant colours you've chosen!

Rhonda said...

These are fabulous photo albums kiley! and guess what? i just passed on the "you made my day" award to you =D

check it here: myhandboundbooks.blogspot.com

moonbindery said...

Love the Japanese paper. So nice to work with, isn't it?

Kiley said...

Thanks everyone!
I've been staring at a few more sheets that I have wondering what they will become....