Thursday, January 6, 2011

Handmade Sketchbook Journals with Chiyogami Cover Design

I have been working on a new series of sketchbook journals that have Chiyogami paper on the cover.  The Chiyogami paper is absolutely beautiful and a costs a good amount for a small sheet but makes for a gorgeous book cover design.  I am very excited to present the others of which there will be 10. 

Here is some really interesting information about how this Chiyogami Paper is made:
To create a single sheet of Chiyogami, each base sheet is silkscreened with as many colours as there are in that particular pattern – in most cases, four or five colours. After the base sheet has been pasted to a wooden board for stability during the silkscreening process, the first screen silkscreen is registered and ink applied. Each sheet of paper is dried on racks to allow the ink to dry between applications. The screens for subsequent colours are painstakingly registered so that the colour layers lie precisely in relation to each other.

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