|Front of Book - Closed With Metal Clasp|
I have been wanting to work more with collage and mixed media using fabrics and papers. It occurred to me that one of the best ways for me to learn How to do this, was to Do this. So I decided to make a book out of fabric and chipboard and go from there.
|Back of Book|
|Transfer Artist Paper Used for Sepia Petal's Fleur De Lis Image from OESD/Bernina|
The book is about 9 1/2" wide by about 11" tall finished.
|Machine Embroidered Tree On Front Cover|
|Ready for Chipboard|
|Inside of Book Cover with Chipboard Inserts|
|Front Cover With Back Cover Pulled Open|
|Copic Colored Fastener|
The clasp was a pewter color which did not match the embroidery threads at all. I colored it with an alcohol based marker and it looks much better.
After the outside was finished, I sewed the pages into the book on either side of the chipboard-stabilized spine.
Please come back to see some of the pages as I complete them. I experimented with different ways to adhere paper to the fabric, used different image transfer techniques and stamped, inked, painted, and spritzed fabric and paper as I layered and collaged it together. It has been a fun learning experience!
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