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Blue peacock book tile  -  3x2inch 80 Page sketch book - Madebymanda4u

Blue peacock on a handmade keepsake 3x2inch book

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Blue peacock book tile - 3x2inch 80 Page sketch book

Relief print tiles handbound into a miniature drawing book. With feathery abstract  paper on signatures edges and end papers sewn by hand using yellow thread.
Little notebook with ceramic covers 8x6cm with 80 135gsm Cartridge paper, sewn together with cotton using Coptic stitch which allows the book to open flat.

 

Watch Lego characters demonstrate and for all the book previews ▶ Check out Tiny Book playlist on YouTube 

 

Materials  used

I use Crawford and Black paper which says it is high quality 130gsm white cartridge paper suitable for pencil, pen and watercolors.

Stoneware tiles

 

HOW IM MADE

These little ceramic tile books are totally unique and made by hand, although they are small they are as labour intensive as a large book, this is reflected in the price.

The stoneware clay is rolled out and stamped with a design and left to dry for two weeks before firing in the kiln, its then sanded cleaned and glazed before going in the kiln a second time.

Then the fun begins, I have always enjoyed paper crafts so this is a relaxing way to spend the evening. The paper is cut and folded and creased individually so they lie flatter. 40 times for a little book.

The papers are gathered into 5 signatures of 5 sheets giving 50 pages to draw on. Each signature is then sewn to the ceramic tiles using Coptic stitch which allows the book to lie flat.

Finally, the inserts are added in the front and back covers and the book is left under some pressure to help it settle into shape.