Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I have had a lifelong love affair with words, text, alphas, etc. I love using them in all my artwork.
This is the Library Card Pocket mini-book that I made for my friend, Sara, in our local art group. I painted some watercolor paper with thinned down red and let dry. Later I added the swipes of thicker red and used a leather tool to make imprints into the thicker part of the paint. I used a small lid and dipped it into ultramarine blue and made rings randomly on the paper. Lastly, I dripped green paint over the paper. After it was completely dry, I made the book covers for this mini-book.
I chose to do definitions. Thus, the title "Define It!"
Each page inside has various words defined and tags in the pockets that continue the theme. I used little tabs on the fronts of the pages and attached typewriter alphabet stickers to them so that they spell out "DEFINE" when laying closed. I attached the red ribbon underneath the covers and then added a red velvet leaf to the front of the book.