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!
3/20/2022 08:41:21 pm
Loving the book!! It is so creative… would love to see each page! Would love to see what you do to/with it!!! Kidos!!!
3/21/2022 11:29:57 am
Your book looks like a fun project I’d like to try. I LOVE my Gelli plate and I have so many papers. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!