Friday, December 26, 2008

Flower Paper Book

These are the first five pages of the Flower Paper Book I made for a swap. Each page is 4"x6", both sides had to be arted up in some way. We are to make a book using at least one flower on each page, anything else we put on the page is up to us. We are assigned a partner to send it to. My partner is from South Africa. I hope she likes it.
First I stamped each page with a foam stamp using gesso, it acts as a resist. Then I painted over it with a wash of acrylic paints and wiped some off with a paper towel. I got this technique from Street Team. Great site by the way.
Then I used handwriting rubber stamps with black ink and randomly stamped the images on each page. I made transparencies out of copies of photos for each page, and added a flower. Going with the flower theme, I also put a quote about flowers on each page.
Lastly, I added white details using a white sharpie marker. It had to be binded in some way, I used my coil binder.
The quotes are:
1st page: Flowers open the door to all of Earth's beauty.
2nd page: Flowers have some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.-Chinese Proverb
3rd page: If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.-Andrew Mason
4th page: Perfumes are the feelings of flowers-Heinrich Heine
5h page: Flowers are love's truest language-Park Benjamin

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