Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Paper Arts Day

Today was the Paper Arts group day at the embroiderers Guild and we had a great day.
I haven't been to the group for ages because of my creative slump but now that things have improved I decided to go and see what they were doing.
They were making a 6" x 6" book so I joined in.
First thing I did was create some painted papers which I stuck on to some book board to form the covers.
I started with white cartridge paper

I scraped the papers with umber paint using a piece of plastic-------------------

Then I added some fawn coloured paint-I can't remember the colour name of it-which I scraped on with the plastic again---------


Next was a creamy coloured paint which was added with the plastic again----


Then I spritzed it with water and also dropped water on it-and left it for a few seconds then scraped it again which left this amazing bark looking piece of paper.


This is a close up of a corner section.


When the papers were dry I then cut them to 6" x 6" size and stuck them to the book board covers and punched the holes in the side for the bindings.


I cut the pages a bit smaller that the 6 x 6 size and punched the holes down the side of them.


Here is how I began lacing the front cover and the pages together.

The finished book (almost).

This is how the centre of the book looks opened out.


Now to add the story--whatever that may be.


Dorothy said...

Fascinating. Love the look of your papers.

Heather said...

Sounds like a great day. I love your book and look forward to the story.

Janet said...

You had another fun day! This little book is wonderful. I really like the bark look you achieved. It has that old, worn look I like.

Robin Mac said...

Oh boy, your mojo has really returned hasn't it. I like the book, what an interesting techique for colouring the paper. Cheers.

Maggi said...

Love the way that you kept adding the layers until it was completely transformed.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You've created some amazing papers - the process looks intriguing and I might just have to give it a try!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

p.s. - did you leave the paper to dry in between the coats of paint or work wet-in-wet?