1st book finished, well almost. I am thinking I may acrylic wax the pages. polish them, then apply artist matt varnish.
My thinking is it will strengthen the pages as they are heavy weight cartridge paper.
I will mull over this.
Fairy magic thinks it is a good idea.
What do you think?
I have added some of my photos.
Made a pocket for back of the book, to hold feathers.
Still looking for another small feather.
Writing has been deliberately distressed. Fairy magic thought it was a good idea. It is the back of the book so thinking about all the bits and bobs (Flotsam) washed up on the beach, not pristine.
Dyed some silk ribbon to hold book closed.
Second book. Fences
Have pinned up to see overall look of the pages. I want them to flow into each other.
Still playing in my workbook.
Have decided to use hand writing on this book.
Not really a political rant ( see previous post) but thoughts on Borders, Boundaries, Refugees etc.
So it is in fact a subtle rant.
I like the direction this book is taking. Keeping it simple as I want the texture of the different papers and some writing to be the focus.
Plan for next week
1 Finish 2nd book
2 Gesso fabric to begin 3rd book ( right now not sure
what its focus will be. Hope creative dust lands on
3 Think about idea to wax pages.
4 Collect shelf. It has been cut to original size.
Look in next week to see developments