Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Board Book Experiments

These are a few of my "pages in progress" for a work shop over on Artist Circle Group. We are using Children's board books. The book I chose (Got it at Dollar Tree) was a round book that opened to 36" long (I guess I should have taken a pic before I cut it apart). When I realized that I wouldn't be able to embellish it the way it was I cut it apart with wire cutters. Then I removed the printed part by peeling it off, then I applied gesso to all of the pages.
I applied some raw silk samples I had stached away for a while (like since 1978 when I was an interior decorator...lol..) Altered Artist, well maybe artist in general, never throw anything away...well I won't go there today...lol...but I do have some good stuff......





After I put on the raw silk, tissue paper and a couple of pages with old book text for background, I Mod Podged on some lace on a few of them, and a couple of other pieces of fabric. When that was dry I painted them with Golden Glazes, using the layering technique from "18 Creative techniques for self-expression/Altered Books Workshop" by Bev Brazelton (love this book), Then I sprayed on some "Moon Glow Shadow Mists" The workshop lasts the month of April and we are in the 2nd week so I will post the progress next week....It really is fun to do these workshops on Artist Circle...you learn so many cool techniques from the participants and the teacher.



4 comments:

morningDove said...

this book and your work is gorgeous. I love reading every bit of what you write. I feel you in the creating of the book as well as the words you journal. thank you for sharing.

Dawn said...

Can I tell you something, I am going to !SHOUT! this - THIS BOOK TAKES MY BREATHE AWAY, OMG it is totally 100% to DIE FOR!!! You are such a clever bunny - AMAZING

Val Foster said...

Oooooh, I love all the texture. This book is breathtaking. Totally awesome.

Where does one find the Artist Circle? And how interesting to me that you used raw silk, because just the other night I cut up an old silk blouse to use in my art. I cut it into strips, then frayed the edges, then Mod Podged them onto 5x5 pizza cardboard. That's as far as I got on it, but it sure has great texture.

So what a coincidence that you used silk too. Cool!

Karen Campbell said...

Oh wow ... your book is turning out just amazing, Linda! This is going to be simnply yummy!!