This year, I participated in an ephemera challenge, hosted by The Book Arts League in Lafayette, CO. I received my package of art from 30 different artists and had a great time looking through everyone's contributions.
There were several small "booklets" included this year so I decided to start making my own booklets for next year's challenge.
I started out with some blank playing cards that I had in my stash. I attached them together with some paper tape into an 8 page accordion book. I scribbled black lines all over the surface and then, added 4 different acrylic paints with a small piece of credit card. I stenciled some black dots using sequin waste and stamped some small circles using a cardboard tube. On the back, I stenciled the word "Art Book" and then cut some black paper and wrote "art book" with a gold pen for the belly band that held the book together.
I really like how this turned out and the process was fun. Good thing since I needed to make 30 of them for my contribution for 2024!
As you probably know, I like making things in series so this was satisfying. Working out all the details is challenging but once done, making more of them is mindless!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!