Once again, I used a wallpaper border, this one with a series of lighthouses. For the back, I used another piece of wallpaper with a nautical chart of the Caribbean on it. I hand tore the wallpaper to size for the front and back covers and the end papers.
The covers are Davey board covered with blue mulberry paper. The torn images were then carefully glued into place. To add interest to the exposed spine, I wrapped the signatures in strips of blue and beige nautical chart paper. The book was then bound with a double-needle coptic stitch binding with blue waxed linen thread,
Thanks to the Davey board covers, this book feels very substantial. It measures 5" x 7". There are 9 signatures of 6 folded pages each for a total of 108 pages (216 both sides). The pages are my new favorite affordable paper, Neenah Sundance 70 lb felt finish paper in Natural Cream. The fore edge of the pages os hand-torn for a deckle edge.
Man, this particular wallpaper sample book find has turned out to be a bonanza!