Saturday, September 20, 2008

Book Making Experiment

I was in Art Shed in the other day and picked up this really great book called Painted Paper by Alisa Golden. All kinds of beauftiful things in it with lots of fairly easy to follow instructions, so I decided to have a go at making a book. It's about 10.5 cm by 15 cm and I have painted all the pages using Panpastels and FW acrylic artist inks and Daler Rowney Pearlescent liquid acrylics. Love those paints. On the cover is a small picture behind a microscope slide bound with copper tape. It was supposed to go on an ATC but I never got around to attaching it so decided it would look good on the cover. I also bound a chipboard frame with Silk ribbons that I bought from Vivian and glued that to the cover as well. I tried some of the techniques from the book on the inner pages hoping they would look as good as Alisa's, but alas, it's a bit like cooking really, it never looks like the recipe in the cook book.
I didn't have any linen thread to bind the book with so just used some embroidary thread. The photos don't really show the colours to the best advantage but for all you Journal Junkies I'll bring it with me next week so you can have a look.

I seriously need some photography lessons !.

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