Today I'm sharing the work of two students who are working in bound books. The first two images are from Marilyn McGuire's handmade journal; to make it she sewed signatures with different types of paper, mostly lighter weight and smoother surfaced papers to allow for penwork and elegant calligrpahy, included pointed pen.
The next two images are from Allison Dennis' journal, a book that she received as a gift. It is filled with a beautiful handmade paper with a rough surface, and the texture gives alot of richness to the painting.
One week I suggested that students try a page with various windows or cupolas, domes and steeples; and she found some great examples to include-- my photo of her windows page shows a work in progress. For the window on the left I suggested starting with a light drawing of a diamond grid to make it easier to fit the tiny panes neatly into a regular pattern.