Friday, February 18, 2011
The book is made from scraps of fabric and art paper that I already had in my stash. My friend gave me a bunch of random scraps and I figured out I could sew them together and use them for spines. I used duct tape underneath to keep the fabric stiff which I'm not sure I would do again. It is cheaper than linen tape but it has a self healing quality to it so it's a bit hard to sew though. You really have to punch a hole in the fabric and I have a lazy way of bookbinding. I usually poke the holes in the spine as I go not in the beginning.
Giant button and locket from my art stash. The left side of the locket says the heart sees (1/2 a quote from a yogi brand tea bag) and the right is a water colored heart with an eye drawn on it. I used Elmer's glue on both side and made a little bath of glue and let it dry for a few hours.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The background is tape and I have mixed feelings about using it. I love tape washi tape but it's really for decoration. I prefer to use artist tape because it stays and doesn't lose it's stick. I don't know if masking tape is made any differently than it was 15 years ago but it does disintegrate over time and leaves ghost marks on the page. I could always redo the background with paint in the future.