Nathan asked me to make another book, this time for Reverend Ginger from his temple. She did the calligraphy on the cover and he wanted to thank her with a book. I chose the colors and materials myself this time, and I'm happy with the results. I hope they appeal to Reverend Ginger as well. I had scanned the Il Won Sang image, so I was able to print it directly on the Hanji paper that covers the boards. The insides of the boards are covered with paper that I stained with natural walnut dye. I wrapped each signature with a tan-toned paper, which makes the spine a little less contrasty than if it were white paper.
By the way, if you are interested in Hanji paper, you should check out the work of Aimee Lee, a book artist and paper maker who has done more than anyone to help Americans understand the beauty and utility of Hanji.