Thursday, May 8, 2008

Standin Fan Fold "White Book"

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.

7 comments:

rebecca woodward said...

Linda! This is absolutely beautiful! I wish I could see it in person, I can just tell there is texture and dimension not seen at 72pixels or on my monitor. Your work is always inspiring. Thanks for sharing this piece!

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Christy said...

It's is Incredible. Beautiful, the texture, the pearls, the shapes, the pearls LOL

Kim said...

YummmmmmYY! I see you conquered the binding issue rather admirably Linda - this is truly a thing of beauty and I lovvvveee it. . .

Dawn said...

Wowza!!! how cool is this, I love all the elements in this, and the way it is bound, the feathers, the buttons, the texture it is awesome, truly amazing!!!!

Ina Ftacek said...

I think your book is scrumptious!!You should be very proud of yourself..your work on this is exceptionally beautiful.I also am loving the textures and can hardly wait to see more of its pages.Thanks for the sharing and inspirational eye candy!

Carol Stocker said...

Linda, this is grand!!! I love all the textures, shapes and shades of white. Awesome!

Val Foster said...

This is totally awesome. Beautiful. White ends up being so elegant, don't you think? Kudos to you. The time and love you put into this show.