i created the front cover of this book a while ago, but it needed a back too. i went to use my favorite sculpey texture sheet for inside the back cover and couldn't find it anywhere! i've shown pictures of my organized studio, so you know if i can't find something it simply isn't there. i can't imagine where it might be hiding, but i suspect i lost it teaching.
i also ran out of fimo 00 to make jade. i use primarily premo because it's easier to work with than fimo. but this one particular fimo translucent color creates discoloration plaques after baking and i love it for jade. i'm waiting for my check to come from art & soul to put in a big clay order. so in the meantime, i thought i'd head over to dick blick and get the fimo and the texture plate. to my dismay, they had neither. i think that is the very first time i've walked out of dick blick without spending a dime! then i thought i might as well run to michael's so that i wouldn't lose the book cover making momentum i had built up. ugh. i hate driving to the suburbs. of course i got there and realized half price books was in the same center, and all my books are boxed up at home. oh well.
i was able to buy the last four fimo 00's that they had, but no texture plate. i had to make do with another one instead.
now i really have to sand...blech...and paint these polymer boards. you can tell that i've already sanded the front cover and that the back cover is a bit differently shaped. i usually go in phases, making covers one day, sanding another, painting and drilling holes yet another day. then i get to the binding, which is my favorite part. oh wait. i like playing with my rusty bits a lot too. well, i guess i like it all, to get right down to it.