my.to.do-oodles are a collection of books for sketching, notes, lists, reminders. Each book is unique and individually made, with hand sewn pages and hand decorated cover papers.
Why are they unique…. each cover is hand decorated and as you’ll see from the techniques I use, no pattern can ever be the same, quite often you don’t know how it will turn out till it’s dry:
Marbling – floating paint on water, moving the paint to create a pattern, then laying on a piece of paper which takes up the design.
Paste – covering paper with gloopy clear paste (can even be wall paper paste), then adding acrylic colour and making patterns.
Momigami – covering paper with another gloopy paste and scrunching it up, over and over again until it becomes soft and amazingly strong, then I iron it. Sometimes I add colour.
These a very simplified explanations, however there are plenty of great YouTube videos around, one day I’ll do my own. None are rocket science, even a kid can do them. They can be messy so if you want to have a go, cover everything in sight beforehand!!
(Book only included, pencils for size reference)
Book Size 20x20cm
Binding type half binding
Paper 160gsm cartridge
Pages / Sheets 112 / 56
Book block hand sewn
Spine cover Lemon cloth
Book cover multi coloured paste paper
End papers powder green stucco