ok, pretend that early morning post belonged to yesterday.
this handmade book is one of my new non-polymer offerings. i painted book board with acrylics using a salt resist. i have a great stamp from postmodern design that i painted with gesso and used on the covers. but i didn't like how it came out, so i put more acrylic over it. then i drew inspiration from a piece of fabric for the bubble design. after i was done i realized it looked just like the postmodern klimt stamp i had used earlier! silly.
i've been getting a lot of inspiration from textiles and screenprinting. people are coming up with some wonderful patterns lately. and i've been enjoying recreating them in my art journal pages and books.
this book is about 6 x 4 x 1 inches and is bound in the paired needle coptic style.
i'm thrilled! i really like this design and will be making a bunch more of them. there is still space in my other class. we will be making the book i create on craft lab....but with a lot of improvements! i originally made this book a few years ago, and in teaching and getting ready for the tv episode, i've come up with a few better ways to do things.