Since I can't resist vintage photographs it stands to reason I can't pass up tintypes, either. I use them both as books and to embellish books, and these were made into a four-needle coptic stitch book using waxed linen thread.
This diminutive journal is small enough to fit in your hand, perfect for jotting down poems or secrets or love notes. The parchment-colored paper inside was handmade by Andrea Peterson of Hook Pottery Paper. I met her at Paper and Book Intensive last year and purchased much of her beautiful paper. She is truly an artist and I hope you check out her work.
Some of the signatures are wrapped with cotton rag text pages from a French book dating back to the 1700s.
I bet you're wondering: Hey, do people still make tintypes? So glad you asked. They are, and one of them is my husband. Click on "wet plate" on his site and you'll see what contemporary photographers are doing with this incredible process.
This book is bound for Glitterfest, which is now only days away! I hope you'll come by and say hello!