Lately, I've been making these art books that are really fun to make and flip through.
There are lots of steps involved in creating these but every step is something I like to do! It starts with Gelli printing on both sides of white card stock. You can get so many different textures using acrylic paints and texture tools I make myself. Sometimes, I emboss on the surface. Other times, I use stencils. When the pages are dry, I cut them into 2" x 3-1/2" rectangles and then the fun begins.
I trim them into different shapes and use a Posca pen to draw around the edges. I also gelli print a piece of mixed media paper, cut to 6" x 24" and fold to create the "spine" of the book. Then I glue in all the small pieces, add a cover and it's done.
Every artist book I make is unique. Perhaps that's why I'm drawn to this art form. It's never boring!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!