A Handmade Book for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day coming up next month, I am sharing my mom’s gift from last year. Putting this letterpress printed book together was a multi-step, somewhat improvised endeavor and I loved every minute of it. There is no one who deserves all the effort that went into putting this together more than my mom!

After printing the text on a Vandercook press, I painted the pages with watercolors. I used a modified accordion style binding and finished it off with a hard cover (made of extra thick chip board) covered in beautiful Japaneseย paper. I covered the spine of the book in Japanese paper that I added a tie-dye effect to, the colors of which match the coloring on the interior pages.

Here are some of the interior pages. Click on the images to enlarge them.ย 

Now we’re on to this year’s gift…!

sorry, Mom, no spoilers here ๐Ÿ˜‰

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