|Leather Multi-colored Jotter|
|Blue Starburst Jotter|
|Christmas Birds Jotter|
First I cut the fly sheets, and attach them to the pages with a strip of glue. Then I prepare the cover for attaching to the fly sheets. After cutting two cover boards from a large sheet, I place them side by side, and glue the strip of leather between the two. When that's dry, I cover the fronts of the covers with a pretty decorative paper, pulling the paper up just over the edge of the leather, and making sure that there are no unattractive bubbles under the paper from it buckling from the glue. Both the leather & the paper are folded over the edges of the boards, to cover the sides, and the edges of the interior of the covers.
The materials used for these books are:
Strip of leather
Text pages torn from large sheets
Decorative paper cut from large sheets
The books are usually one of a kind because they are made from "leftover" strips of leather. They take somewhere around a half hour to 45 minutes or so to make, not counting time for glue drying & pressing.
These books are an inexpensive way to get your feet wet with checking out handbound books. I sell them currently for $16.50. They come in many different varieties, but if you want one, but don't see exactly what you'd like, feel free to contact me regarding a custom listing! I'd love to work with you!
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