Monday, September 30, 2013

Home and Artful

I came home yesterday from 4 days of an Art Retreat that was wonderful. This is the book we made in my first 2 day class. It is made with davy board. It is a little thicker than chip board. The edges are painted black and give it a wonderful aged look.

 Every page has an embellishment or technique. We started by covering each page with paper. I used map and chart paper. Then I spray painted stencils and covered pages with lots of natural embellishment like burlap, bark, hand-made papers, and fabrics. On the front page, she taught us how to cut out the board and add glass. I used a sheer fabric to add color.

After the pages were ready, we learned how to bind them. This was easier than I expected and fun. I want to do more so I remember how though.

This is one of my favorite pages. There are lots of natural elements on the pages. I used tin to make a tag with the palm tree image on it. The sticks are woven together with sting Also the metal is a St. Christopher that I tied to bark.

This was a fun experience and I met some wonderful artist. I will share more from other classes and evening events.

Have a wonderful week, Amanda


Jo Murray said...

A fabulous must be VERY pleased with this book.

debbie woodard said...

I love the texture!