Monday, March 28, 2011

The One with Amy's Books

(The wonderful and awesome and pretty and stylish and talented :) Amy asked me to make her a pair of books with her doggie's on them and I gladly obliged. I present: Buster and Bamboo books!
Here's a close-up of each doggie's profile that I painted with gauche:
Both Rachel and Joey came down into the stairwell to keep me company while I took pictures of the books. Actually I think they just wanted to be IN the pictures...
Both books are coptic bindings with wooden covers.
I used Sassafras patterned papers for the inside pages.
Close-ups of the stitching:
Fun fun fun.
Here's Amy with her books:


melanie said...

Oh wow, these are incredible!! I just LOVE the doggy silhouettes painted on the cover, fabulous!

amytangerine said...

I am obsessed with these. Thanks so much - they are absolutely amazing. Buster and Bamboo are big fans of them too!

Laci J said...

I love the pic with the cat's butt in the background and the dog's nose sniffing the book.

Valerie said...

Gorgeous Paige - the books are amazing and so is the painting!

curlyqmosaics said...

These are gorgeous as always! I love the look of the spines with all the colors peeking out...fabulous Paige!

Heather said...

These are awesome! These will really add a lot of color to a shelf, even being closed, with their pretty bindings!

Chris said...

You are so talented! (and beautiful and funny and smart and loving and on and on and on...)

tomas said...

Beautiful work! How did you cut the wood covers?

Carla Cavellucci Landi said...

I just LOVE all your books (I follow your Picasa updates)... have you considered on teaching how to make them online? I'd love to learn, love love love - and the paintings, oh my! I thought they were pictures!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh, Paige!! These books are fab! I love how you painted those pics of the pups! FAB job!! Great detail and shading on them!! YOU ROCK!