BeeZ by Scranton
About The Artist
Kathleen Scranton • Coventry, CT
Mixed Media • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
Repurposed vintage books fashioned into one-of-a-kind shoulder and hand held purses, eReader, laptop and tablet holders, journals, sketch books, clutches, memory boxes, wallets and mobile phone holders. Your vintage book purse comes complete with the original book pages rebound as a paperback. By saving the original pages, I am not only saving memories, important printing techniques such as photogravure, lithography, engravings and more.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
After I separate and rebind the original pages, the book spines are triple reinforced and padded for longevity with archival linen hinge tape. Leather has been waterproofed; fabric has been treated with Scotchgard® and paper paste downs have been triple coated to prevent water damage. The 100% cotton purse lining is matched to the cover. All linings have been reinforced with fusible interfacing. Shoulder straps, purse handles and vintage buttons were chosen to compliment the lining and graphic qualities of the book cover. When completed, a final coat of waterproofing is applied and left to dry for several days.