Semester is over and I did complete ALL the books I set out to do. 15 total book, 5 of each series. It was a LOT of work. And I learned a lot about printing and book making:
my Japanese Stab bound books had way too many pages and the covers I used were way too heavy. A number of the covers have already broken. My mom, who is a quilter and has dreams on how to fix things, has come up with a number of alternatives to the cover that I used.
the accordion books, which is a much easier binding, needs to be more carefully constructed. Because my images were not all on one sheet of paper, I had to glue 6 sheet together to make the final book. If I continue to do this type of binding (which is highly likely) I’ll need to put together some sort of frame to keep the entire strip of images even and straight. I wasn’t that careful on my original accordions so that some of them have a strange ‘twist’ to them.
Practice makes perfect. My next class is Portfolio Presentation. Starts on Wednesday.