I’m binding a copy of 1984 by George Orwell in class this semester (among two other books, but they haven’t had any exciting developments, not that this is too exciting). And I couldn’t find any matching endpapers. The marbles were too marble-y. Blank papers were too boring. I just wanted something special and matching.
It had to fit with the images in the book (that are gorgeous):
I mixed up three basic colours to work with. Green, red, brownish grey and some paste:
The process went in different stages.
It ended up being quite brown and darkish. But the red is still quite prominent with a few green tints around.
The paper is now drying on a crate in my kitchen.