Delaney Jansen

Delaney Jansen

Combining techniques into one work is how I create art as I like to explore how I can learn a medium and then bend it to my will. Eventually journeying to a point in that technique or medium where I feel that there is something to be discovered is how my projects generally come about.  My section of Found Bound books is really where I started as a bookbinder. I was intrigued by the idea of making my own sketchbooks, modifying a collection of pages into something that fit exactly how I sketched and took notes. Starting with a pre-fabricated cover paper was an easy way to experiment with the customized sketchbook concept, from this I was able to perfect my ideal stitching methods. I could move on to self-designed cover patterns and new techniques for making them. In most of the images shown, I am looking at something particular that connects the books pictured. Whether it is scale, hand created binding patterns, designed covers, or amount of pages, I am looking at all aspects of the book and how I can make it my own.

My Bindings

Gold French Link; board, paper, gold metallic thread; 6 x 9 x 0.875; 2020

DJ Stitching #5; board, paper, thread; 6 x 9 x 0.875; 2020

DJ Stitching #4; board, paper, thread; 6 x 9 x 0.375; 2020

DJ Stitching #1; board, paper, thread; 5.875 x 8.5 x 0.375; 2020

DJ Stitching #2; board, paper, thread; 6 x 9 x 0.625; 2020

Paisley French Link; board, paper, gold metallic thread; 6 x 9 x 1; 2020

 

Stitching: 

Coptic #8; board, paper, floss; 6 x 8.5 x 0.375; 2018

Coptic #21; board, paper, floss; 6 x 8.5 x 0.625; 2019

Coptic #23; fabric, basket wrap, board, paper, thread; 6.125 x 8.5 x 0.625; 2019

Coptic Lace #4; fabric, lace, board, paper, thread; 6.125 x 8.5 x 1 2019

DJ Stitching #2; board, paper, thread; 6 x 9 x 0.625; 2020

DJ Stitching #4; board, paper, thread; 6 x 9 x 0.375; 2020

DJ Stitching #1; board, paper, thread; 5.875 x 8.5 x 0.375; 2020

Coptic #3; paste paper, board, paper, thread; 5.625 x 8.75 x 0.75; 2018

Coptic Wave; digitally designed cover, board, paper, thread; 6.125 x 8.5 x 0.625; 2019

Coptic #15; board, paper, thread; 6 x 8.625 x 0.625; 2019

Coptic #20; board, paper, thread; 6 x 8.5 x 0.5; 2019

Quick Reads 1-8; entirely scrap fabric, board, thread, paper; 0.75 x 0.75 x 0.5; 2019

Tomes:

Blue Roses; fabric, ribbon, board, paper, thread; 6.375 x 9 x 0.75; 2019

Gold Standard; fabric, ribbon, board, paper, thread; 6.125 x 9 x 0.625; 2020

Castle Wall Tome; paper, board, thread; 6.375 x 9.125 x 0.875; 2020

Hummingbird Tome; board, paper, thread; 6.375 x 9.125 x 1.25; 2020

Parisian Tome; board, paper, thread; 6.5 x 9.125 x 1.125; 2020

Size Variant:

Coptic #21; board, paper, floss; 6 x 8.5 x 0.625; 2019

Coptic #8; board, paper, floss; 6 x 8.5 x 0.375; 2018

Coptic #15; board, paper, thread; 6 x 8.625 x 0.625; 2019

Coptic #20; board, paper, thread; 6 x 8.5 x 0.5; 2019

Coptic #23; fabric, basket wrap, board, paper, thread; 6.125 x 8.5 x 0.625; 2019

Coffee Collection 1-4; found covers, paper, thread; 5.125 x 5.5 x 0.25; 2019

Quick Reads 1-8; entirely scrap fabric, board, thread, paper; 0.75 x 0.75 x 0.5; 2019

My Covers:

Coptic Lace #4; fabric, lace, board, paper, thread; 6.125 x 8.5 x 1 2019

Coptic #3; paste paper, board, paper, thread; 5.625 x 8.75 x 0.75; 2018

Blue Standard #1;fabric, lace, sheet music, board, paper, thread; 5.875 x 9 x 1; 2018

Sticking to Coptic #1; paper, found sticks and board; 5.875 x 8.5 x 0.5; 2019

Long Stitch #1; paste paper, ribbon, toggle, paper, thread; 5.75 x 8.5 x .625; 2018

Coptic Wave; digitally designed cover, board, paper, thread; 6.125 x 8.5 x 0.625; 2019

Paper Flowers; seersucker, ribbon, flowers, beads, board, paper, thread; 6 x 9 x 1.125; 2020

Lock and Key; metal corners, ball and chain lock, board, paper, thread; 6.375 x 9 x 1.25; 2020

SIUE 2020
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