Monday, November 10, 2008

Italian Addiction

I must confess, I'm a bit addicted to Italian bookbinding papers--so elegantly beautiful. Problem is, I buy them, but then I tend to just want to keep them :) . I've finally started to dip into my stash (although there are still a few I got in Venice a while back that I can't quite bring myself to use yet). Here are a couple of perpetual diaries I made using a combination of Italian papers and Italian bookcloth:





And here is a wine journal made with some brown and gold Italian paper:




9 comments:

Waterrose said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as book binding fabric. How is it different? Lovely books!

Iris @ Pied Crow Press said...

I love that fleur-de-lis paper. Stunning! Nicely done, it's perfect for a wine journal.

moonbindery said...

waterrose, bookbinding fabric is sealed on one side, so you can put paste on it without it seeping through to the other side and staining the cloth. Italian book cloth comes in really lovely, rich colors. The only problem with it is that it tends to curl when you put glue on it, so sometimes I feel like I'm in a wrestling match when I'm gluing a book together! :)

Dana and Daisy said...

I tend to collect papers also. I always want to save a scrap at least... is that to remember it by? I don't know.

Lovely journals.

Kim said...

These are beautiful... I too have some lovely papers I haven't used, this inspires me to get them out and, yes, use them!

Sweetwater Designs said...

You do make beautiful books moon bindery. I especially like the first..Lovely work!

acornmoon said...

I am the same, I bought some lovely stationery when I was in Sienna, lovely Florentine paper.I find it too lovely to use!

Your books below are wonderful.

Judith HeartSong said...

Oh, I especially love the second pattern down. They are all lovely!

Dana and Daisy said...

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