These hand-stitched journals are made by John F. McQuade using his photographs as front and back covers. John selects the images and will then adhere them to encaustic boards that can absorb the beeswax. The image is attached to the front and back of the books and beeswax is then painted onto the images using 3-4 layers that can be textured as desired.
The inside sheets are hand cut to fit into the book. Once all the pages are divided into signatures, they are hand-stitched using a coptic stitching process. These books come in a variety of sizes; 2"x3", 4"x4", 5"x5" and each one is unique. Available in-store only.
There are a few things you should know about handling encaustic books. First, try not to leave them in a hot environment as the wax could melt. Second, it is easy to get fingerprints on the surface. These can be buffed out with a soft cloth, like a cotton tee shirt.