Terrarium pendants now available at my Etsy shop - fair warning, these usually go quick, so act fast if you see one you like!
They come pre-embiggened!! I’ve seen them!!!
I love you, dorkface.
Q:A silly query: What do the bottoms of your book purses look like? Are the original spines intact, or are they covered with something? I always wonder that when I see pics. BTW, your latest batch of book purses are STUNNING.
Aw, thank you! I don’t like playing favorites with my art, but I will admit this last batch was hella fun to make.
I don’t think your query is silly at all! For exteriors, I keep the spines intact, so any original printing or other details are still there. Sometimes, when it’s an old library book, I even keep the category sticker and if I’m feeling really ambitious, I preserve the card catalog pocket to add to the inside as a credit card/ID sleeve.
And here’s an example of a library card sleeve (I keep the card, too, but fix it in place): (x).
As for the insides of the spines, I usually strip out the glue and inner bindings as I remove the pages, keeping the cover and spine as a single connected piece, and if necessary, add an extra layer of reinforcement to the spine before putting in a layer of fabric-covered acid-free cardstock (it’s a heavier cardstock, like what you’d use for comic backing boards, but not so heavy that it’s inflexible) … with rare exception, this inner layer is covered by the same fabric that I use for the sides, but for both Gray’s Anatomy book purses, I used the ‘spine’ illustration from the book itself, which I then coated in a clear matte protective acrylic.
And if anyone is interested in seeing photos of other angles of any of my wares, including book purses, I’m always happy to accommodate upon request. ^_^
Readers’ Digest Book Clutches, available at my Etsy shop.