I have two classes coming up at the Falmouth night school, so mark your calenders – Registration begins January 11th and the classes begin in February – wednesdays 6:30-8:30.
Ruth Bleakley – BFA in Studio Art, Bookbinder and Paper Artist.
Create marbled paper that will amaze your friends. Use it for card making, scrapbooking, and collage projects. [...]
Merry Christmas everybody! Here’s a little Christmas craft project I indulged in since we’re lucky enough to have a holly bush (more like a tree really) in [...]
We had a big snowstorm overnight, with a total accumulation of 15 inches of snow! I stayed in and worked on a book repair job (both covers fallen off, and no spine) and Meowstro the cat decided to “help” – I thought she should go enjoy the snow instead.
I just unearthed some photos of a really neat project I completed this summer. It’s a giant birthday card in the style of an award portfolio – so it has buckram-covered book board outside and inside large sheets of paper for lots of people to sign. It commemorated a 90th birthday and several of the events [...]
Here’s a really neat Etsy product – a san-serif wall hanging featuring your favorite san-serif fonts (Futura is my favorite) made from laser-cut wood!
For $60 from PepperSprout‘s etsy shop , ships [...]
In the beginning bookbinding class that I taught in October and November at the Falmouth Community school, we made paste papers – they are a really easy and fun way to make decorative papers. It’s kind of like finger-painting for grown-ups.
Supplies, Including tempera Paints, Paste, Inks and a brush
Whit making some paste paper
Lotus Blossom Journal
Originally uploaded by MissRuth
I’m proud of this latest hardcover book – it showcases some of my favorite papers and book cloth.
The book was completely made by me from start to finish – I hand cut, folded and sewed the pages together, and created the cover out of beautiful hand-stenciled japanese Katezome paper. Originating in [...]