Sunday, August 26, 2012

Elaine's finished book

I am way behind. I went overseas for 5 weeks from the end of June and had a wonderful time, but this is the first chance I have had to finish off the first alphabet. I haven’t even started the second, but I have planned it all in my head.

You may remember that I didn’t create the letters in alphabetical order. As I was putting the book together and trying to put the letters in the right order, my husband suggested that I should call this book, ‘alphabet disorder’, which I have. The title is displayed on the cover.

The colours of the pages in the book correspond to the main colour of the sequins on each letter. I based this book loosely on a Japanese binding, but with staggered pages. I used red mount board with a black core for the back cover and the binding strips. This means that the back of the book and all the edges are black.

The book is 21 cm high x 22cm wide. The letters are 7cm within the pencil drawn square, but the white paper backgrounds are in a variety of sizes. This seems to add to the quirky look of this dotty alphabet.
The 'o' page'
The 't' page


  1. Wow! What an interesting way to put your letters together. Very clever.


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