Tuesday, April 5, 2011
You can judge a book by its cover
This book is one of my faves, with its rich metallic shades which look woven together. The scan is a bit darker than the actual, but I think the textures are pretty visible. This one is filled with watercolor paper and the beads on the side are primarily polymer in a lot of different configurations.
I made a lino-cut carving in a piece of baked clay for the insert. Then I impressed some black clay into it to get the impression and highlighted it with some bronze Pearl-Ex. I used a sealer on the entire book so as to preserve the metallic, the bronzing, and the little brass pieces I included. I don't really know what they are, some sort of snaps I think. They're a very versatile inclusion as I can use either side or fill the center hole with clay. I also use them as spacers to create a mixed media style.
I will never do well in optics, scans, picture programs and camera adjustments. I will leave those things to the photographic wizards out there.