Ayers, Ann and Ellen McMillan, Sculptural Bookmaking. Worcester, Massachusetts: Davis Publications, 2003.

Blake, Kathy and Bill Milne. Making and Decorating Your Own Paper. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1995.
Boca Raton Museum of Art. Books As Art.: Riviera Beach, Florida: Graphics Illustrated.

La Plantz, Shereen. Cover to Cover: Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 1995.

Maurer-Mathison, Diane. Decorative Paper. New York, New York: Friedman Publishing Group, 1993.

Maurer-Mathison, Diane. Papercraft: New York, New York: Friedman Fairfax Publishers, 1995.

Preferred Supplies

Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper
Sold in 22 x 30" sheets as well as in blocks and pads. The preferred weight for sculptural books is 130 lb.
Has a strong, rough finish and can withstand repeated layering of colors.

Createx Fiber Reactive Dyes
Excellent color and lighfast qualities. Sold as a concentrated liquid. Mix with water to achieve the desired hue and value. Can be mixed to make new colors.
Basic colors are turquoise, magenta, golden yellow, violet, and forest green. Many other colors are available.

Prang Professional Colored Pencils
Sold in sets of 12 to 105 colors
While Berol Colored Pencils are considered by many as the top of the line, Prang colored pencils are a close second and are priced within most budgets. Ultra-smooth, blendable 4mm and 6m colored cores. Premium quality pencils lay down rich smooth blendable colors.

Fiskars Scissors
Lightweight surgical stainless steel scissors that are sold in a variety of sizes and cutting edges, these scissors cut anything from silk to tagboard!

Dick Blick Art Materials
P.O. Box 1267
695 Route 150
Galesburg, IL 61402
(309) 343-6181
(800) 447-8192
This mail order company is a complete source for most of the supplies needed for sculptural bookmaking: Strathmore watercolor paper, Fiskars scissors, Createx Dyes, Prang Colored Pencils, white glue, rulers, craft knives, and chip board.

Sax Arts and Crafts
PO Box 510710
New Berlin, WI 53151
An art supply company that sells via mail order. This company is a comprehensive source for art supplies including those needed for sculptural bookmaking.

School Specialty
609 Silver Street
Agawam, MA 01001
This catalog company has a complete listing of Createx dyes as well as other art and bookmaking supplies.


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