Tuesday, April 5, 2011

This Book Class Was A Kick!

Trying to get caught up on all the stuff I've been doing lately. Last month I took a book class with Albie Smith in her beautiful Jacksonville, Oregon studio. We made this...what she calls 'Sculpture or Book'. I think it's a little of both!

Each page has a small pocket on the left hand side for a tag, photo, whatever you want to put in there. And I love the fact that when you set it down on a smooth surface it naturally wants to spiral into a circle. I've handled this book a lot in the last few days and it never ceases to me make me smile. Definitely need to make more of these.

We used Stonehenge papers and paste paint made with Daniel Smith colored gessos and fluid acrylics. First we painted the pages' backgrounds. These photos don't do justice to the shimmer from the gold gesso we used. Once the pages were dry we added stamping and stenciling with the fluid acrylics. Final assembly was with archival double sided tape.

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