The Book Covers

5 Jul
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The front cover, printed and bound

Last weekend I did a short course in making a screenprinted book and part of the process was the covers. I did the designs with black acrylic paint brushed onto acetate and then scratched into the surface with a nail when it was dry. The hand lettering was done with a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen.


The book front cover design in negative

The design on the acetate was transferred to a photo-sensitive silkscreen and printed in white onto a dark cloth. Then the cloth was cut to size and glued to pre-cut boards before being glued onto the concertina screenprint to form the book.

The gluing process on the left and the finished back cover on the right.

8 Responses to “The Book Covers”

  1. anna warren portfolio July 9, 2018 at 08:46 #

    It looks wonderful Rosie.

  2. As much cake as you want July 6, 2018 at 13:56 #

    Great result – I love the cover design!

  3. Lois July 6, 2018 at 10:04 #

    Really interesting to see what goes into something which is so important. It sounds as if you really enjoyed doing it! Brilliant cover – I would be drawn to a book looking like that!

    • Rosie Scribblah July 7, 2018 at 06:24 #

      Thanks Lois. We might be getting one or two books from this work …..

  4. Leonie Andrews July 6, 2018 at 05:48 #

    Looks great Rosie. All that effort wad worth it!

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