>> Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I created this customized wedding guest book over the summer for a couple in Norway. The bride, Nora, selected a teal paper with a tiny gold dot pattern for the covers of this book. I had just one sheet of this beautiful chiyogami paper from Japan in my stash, and I'd been waiting for the perfect project to use it.
I was excited with Nora picked this paper for her wedding book, and I loved the way this book turned out. I paired the teal paper with a gold coated lokta paper for the endsheets (the paper on the inside of the covers) and the guards (which gives the spine of the book a shimmery touch of elegance). The book was sewn with white linen thread using the Coptic binding technique.
Soon after making this book when I wanted to order more of this particular teal paper, I was disappointed to learn that it was no longer available. I only had a partial sheet left, just enough to make one (or maybe two) more books. But thankfully my luck changed a few months later. In late December when I placed a large paper order from my favorite paper supplier, I was thrilled to discover that it was back in stock. I ordered several sheets of this design in teal, pink, and orange — all of which are now part of my 2012 paper collection for custom wedding books or baby books.