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Hand made blank book with hand-marbled covers:  Aspiring Words

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This one-of-a-kind book is designed to provide you with a pleasing and inspiring venue to record your insights, memories, hopes and ideas.

I hand marbled the decorative paper used for the cover of this book. The pattern is waved Gothic and it reminds me of flames, wings and hands reaching upward all at the same time. That's why I titled the book "Aspiring Words". I hope it inspires you to aspire upwards also. The pink and blue endpapers are also mine and dance with a swaying rhythm. The spine is dark blue Italian book cloth. This book is 7.5" tall x 6" wide, with over 70 blank pages, headbands and ribbon place marker. The fore edge is deckled.

Great gift idea for any aspiring writers or it could be used as a "Memory Book" for a significant birthday or anniversary.

This unique book was hand crafted using the highest quality materials and traditional book-binding techniques. The text paper is Strathmore drawing paper (70lb/104gms). I never repeat combinations of cloth, covers & endpapers so each book is different from every other one

To make my books, I first cut the text paper to size, fold it into gatherings or sections. The sections are sewn over tapes to create the text block. The title page is printed, frontispiece and endpapers added to the text block. The covers are then created from Davey board, book cloth and decorative paper. The spine of the book is reinforced and lined. The joints are reinforced with muslin to ensure long life, even with heavy use. The text block is then cased into the covers to complete the book.

For more information, please visit my blog at www.NancyLangford.com

I enjoy all stages of creating my books, from design through finishing. I hope you will enjoy them also.

Please contact me for information on combining orders or shipping outside the US.

Hand made blank book with hand-marbled covers: Aspiring Words


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: davey board, PVA adhesive, linen tapes, bookcloth, marbled paper, Strathmore drawing paper, Italian book cloth
  • Only ships within United States.
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