This book has been in the making for quite awhile. My intention is to use it as a sample for the Collage Book Classes that I am teaching at Liberty Town Artists Studios in Fredericksburg as well as the classes that I am offering in my home studio. When deadlines have loomed, the book has been put on the back burner, this has happened far too often!! But now I can finally say that it is in a finished enough state, without any internal journaling, to serve it's purpose as a sample! Another project off of my To Do LIST and on to my TAA DAA LIST (must continue to thank Michelle Ward for this marvelous phrase!!)
Again, this was a stash busting project and the covers were fashioned from the legs of a pair of my husbands jeans! Everything else came from my collections and junk mail that arrived at the house. Below you see the back of the book.
I have also integrated lots of my monoprinted papers and fabrics, hand stitching fabric paper, fusion paper, old buttons, fabric scraps and any bits and pieces that arrived on special packages from friends. It is these items that make such a piece special and so personal.
Below you can see spine of the book. I used buttons to anchor the waxed linen that was used to stitch the signatures into the book itself.
The book also contains pieces of old linens that might have been damaged in some way, scraps of fabrics left over from other projects, undersheets from stamping or spraying papers for other projects and anything else that sifted to the surface of my art space. If I liked it and it fit, in it went!!
Below you can see that I used a piece of a linen table runner as a large pocket on one of the interior signatures.I topped the torn edge with a piece of fabric paper that I folded and stitched down.
Now to spread the word aboutt eaching classe in my home studio!!! That will be the real work part of this project!!!! Feel free to spread the word for me, especially if you know of anyone in Virginia who has an interest in having fun ,learning lots of neat techniques, exploring the "What IF's," AND creating one of a kind books!!!!