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.