CAITLYN THOMPSON ORIGINAL BOOKBINDING, BOX MAKING, AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Devil's Dictionary - Fine Binding #3


The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce. Third fine binding. And I'm pretty proud.

I have had a couple of first quality black leather skins from Harmatan for quite a while. One had a smaller smoother grain which was flawless throughout the skin. I figured something dark and comical would fit this leather well. I used the tudor panel technique that Dominic Riley taught my class (see post - A Tudor Treat for detail) and spelled out DEVILS on the cover with layers of leather. As the front was full of texture I decided the back should show off the almost velvet-feeling leather hence the lack of tooling or design. I solid edge gilt the head to really make the board edges pop and thought an excellent challenge would be to sew completely white head bands. To those who don't know black leather --> the challenge is not smearing the headbands with purplish dust and pasty mess of the leather while covering.

FRONT


BACK


SOLID GOLD EDGE AND WHITE HEADBAND


DETAIL SHOTS WITH DIFFERENT LIGHTING AND ANGLES





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