Finally finished the book. Phew! It’s a nice little thing – fits comfortably into a hand. I’m quite please, overall. A good inital effort and definitely a great start to book-making.
This is the front cover, done in metallic acrylics with a calligraphy pen and embellished with silver foil.
The spine, after stitching. It’s bound in a Coptic style.
A view of the book, lying flat. It measures 6″ x6″ and is 2 inches thick.
The front cover….
The inside of the front cover. It’s a CD painted, scratched and embellished to work as a mandala. The paint was scratched away to reveal the holographic shine of the CD. The centre is a piece of fabric embossed with foil.
Inside of the back cover. Done much the same way, but the centre piece is a circle of Angelina Fibers.
Spread one – inside cover and first page.
The right side has a write-up about the islands in the area of Tor’s Cove, Newfoundland; a community on the East Coast Trail.
Spread two – “Storm Rising” (silk on cotton)
Spread three… more on Tors Cove on the left and a sun setting in the woods on the right (paper and cheesecloth on cotton)
Spread four – “Ice-cycles”. Cotton with acrylic paints.
Spread five – “Lost”. Cotton with acrylic paints and tissue/cheesecloth paper.
Spread six – “Echoes”. Cotton with acrylic paints.
Spread seven – “Steps on Leaves”. Cotton with acrylic paints and ink.
Spread eight – “Ablaze”. Cotton with acrylic paints and assorted threads.
Spread nine – “Elegance”. Cottons and inks.
Spread ten – “Wake at dawn”. Cottons with painted cheesecloth.
Spread eleven – “Endings and beginnings”
Thus concludeth this book. More projects to come over the weekend!