I had worried too much about using this white silk paper. It’s handmade in India, has perforated flowers and thread and gold strips sewn into it.
Very fragile and the sillk fibres unravel easily. I was thinking all the difficult scenarios. Then it dawned on me this is one of the prettiest paper I have and yet all I can think of are reasons NOT to use it. Isn’t that ridiculous? So I thought, what the heck, just do it. If it doesn‘t stay pristine, so be it.
Then I decided to do not one, not two , not even three but four!
And for this paper, I painted the boards white, for the white-on-white effect. Remember the paper is perforated, so the holes will expose the board underneath.
last one I decided to use black paper…
And they all turned out fine! And perfectly imperfect, because it is handmade over a few days.
A6 size, 96 pages, hardcover, cotton thread, Coptic-binding, handmade with pride!