This book involves the complexity of combining two art forms; NW
Coast formlines plus fulfilling the assignment of Carolingian,
plus using stick inks, plus including a Roman variation for
variety. This traditional, very naive story needed to be told
sequentially to be coherent.
I used a fold out format with Canson (pearl) paper because it
is stiff and can take some moisture. Colors are limited to red,
blue, and black; as those are the only colors used in this
coastal art form.
The red was dark than I anticipated, so I highlighted it with
colored pencil on top. I used a pop-up (the
Pocket Paper Engineer by Carol Barton) and gilding to
bring some life to it.
The size of the individual pages is 5 ¾ “x 16 “.
The book has wood (red cedar) covers.The spine is thin leather,
attached to wood with Ecoweld water based contact cement.
Otherwise, PVA glue is used. The finish is a sealer called
Waterlox original (tung oil). Afterward, the surface is buffed.
The cord is No. 15 seine twine, with bone beads.