Prepping for "space" themed bookbinding workshop

This weeks bookbinding workshop is themed "space." I decided to interpret this idea by dipping thread in paint and dragging it along blank paper to create lines. At the end of the lines I hand painted dots to create constellations and star patterns. I had some letterpress type sitting around so I hand stamped the word "stars" and "space" throughout the book. And finally, to create contrast between the pages I used a napkin and my leftover ink and paint to create a galaxy-looking texture on top of gray paper.

Creating "constellation" lines using thread dipped in paint. 

Creating "constellation" lines using thread dipped in paint. 

Finished composition of star constellations. For the final book I cut this page down into 3.5"x5.5" pages. 

Finished composition of star constellations. For the final book I cut this page down into 3.5"x5.5" pages. 

Hand stamping with letterpress type to make cover for my book on "space."

Hand stamping with letterpress type to make cover for my book on "space."