I was experimenting with acrylic paint in December using 70lb drawing paper as the substrate. Normally I would use thicker paper, but these were just experiments/play. I wound up with a stack of them on my desk and decided to use a few to make book covers. Here’s one of them – a 4-hole Japanese stab bound book:
The simple stitching pattern was created with some recycled twine.
I added line work to the acrylic paint using a permanent black pen.
The pages are also scraps of the same drawing paper that I had lying around. They were all different sizes, so I trimmed them to the same height as the book cover and varied the page length. I quite like this tiered effect.
It feels good to use up some of my ‘experiments’! What do you make your book covers from?