|Anne of Avonlea: mixed media - book, collage & marker.|
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I spent most of Wednesday herding supplies & tools for
wanting to have a sample for Thursday's class,
I worked on the upcoming book project.
Starting with an old book from the used bookstore ...
A book lover, but if you could see all the lonely books
in the used book store,at least these books will be used.
Book surgery: the front side of the spine is slit, then the back.
Which separates the hardback cover from the text signatures.
I will use all of the text pages in future collages.
Turning the inside upright, the hardback will be the substrate.
Many artists use the front or back separately, as substrates.
I decided to line the interior with pages from the this book.
I used gel medium to adhere the pages to the inner book.
Another option would be to gesso the interior.
My plan was to use the book as a wall hanging from bamboo.
I hadn't figured out how to attach the book, it was an experiment.
It looks fairly sad at this point, but collage may save it.
Even though I am on a cactus kick, I decided to do a collage doll.
I started with her legs & my favorite part, the shoes.
Working paper on paper, I switched to gluestick & brayer.
Collage finished, but in need of outlining with marker.
I would have been done,
but decided I against tan & white string.
I switched to red & white butcher string.
I had originally thought I'd use wire, but
it could also be yarn, ribbon or various strings.
Beads could be added as well.
This was done as a sample and I learned a lot!
For one, the stringing is the hardest part, and ...
it could look a lot better than what is shown here.
This was an experiment, but doable.
I hope you'll visit again Saturday to see the class work.