Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I'm nuts about books. I love to read books, look at books, shop for books, and to make books. And lately, I've been doing just that, making books. This house book was for a Round Robin and swap on our TreasureArtTrends group, inspired by an entry in a January Interweave Press Embellishments newsletter (the one for Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine) written by Leilani Pierson and taken from her article in the Nov/Dec 2008 CPS.

This is my book for the round robin. The generic binder rings will be changed out for a ribbon when I get it back home and finished. I think it's my favorite book I've ever made, except maybe for my first Laguna Binding book that I used for my very first round robin.

This pink book was done for the swap.

So was this blue and brown book. I just had to try out my new Red Lead stamp. It was hard not to keep this one! The paper under the paint and gesso and ink is taken from an old atlas someone gave me. It's a map of South America, swiped with a light layer of gesso, some light turquoise heavy body acrylic, and then stamped on with my favorite sepia colored Archival Ink pad.
This blue and brown book was made with some paper my friend, Bev, gifted to me when her local paper arts store had a huge sale and closed. These colors and textures together just get me excited!

And finally, here's the first book I made for the exchange. Love Shack by the B-52s is my personal theme song and the ringtone on my cell phone. So I had to keep this one!

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Blogger Dawn said...

that is a great book, Love it x

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 4:01:00 PM MST  

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