These are a couple of views of my Standing Fan Fold "White Book". In an earlier post I gave some info about materials and techniques that I used in the creation process,
but the final construction was the biggest challenge...since I tore the pages instead of cutting them it was impossible to attach the pages together using the sticks (which was my original plan) so I used my Zutter Bind it All to attach the pages together and added some beads and feathers to the sticks and then I used ribbon and glue to attach the sticks to the back of each page. I really like the way the pages fold better now using the bind it all wires. With all of the embellishments it was going to make it difficult for the book to lay flat when closed. The book is made up of 8 pages all with white embellishments. Air dried clay charms, feathers, eyelash fibers, tyvek papers, buttons, pearls, chip board swirls and some found mesh. I have been doing sketches for this book for about 3 years...it is interesting how the process changes things. You have an idea of the finished piece and you make some notes, then you begin the process of creating each page and it takes on a life of its own. Each page is a 6"x10" collage. It has taken me about 3 months from beginning to finish, not counting the hours of sketches and notes. But I think it was all worth it, because it is very close to my original idea. I will post the individual page pics later.