Friday, December 17, 2010

Textures of Book of Forests 1 Continued

Textures featured here are another back to back section of Book of Forests 1.  The top page is a digital print on watercolor paper.  On top of the watercolor page is a pattern taken from the other print.  This pattern is printed on a bark paper purchased from an on line paper company.  It doesn't have the same texture as my amate bark paper, so now my bark paper prints come from my hand made bark paper.

Here is the opposite side of this group of pages.  It has a watercolor paper digital print base. Pieces of watercolor paper are cut with crochet added around the cut shapes.  These elements are then attached to the watercolor print base and attached to the front side before folding and adding these pages to the accordion style book.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Textural Journal Pages

These pages are from my Book of Forest Series.  As usual this collage is based on the textural elements of the forest.  The prints for this page are on Organdy and small bits of watercolor paper.  The page is put together by hand with a variegated thread with twigs for accents.  Here are both sides of 4 pages of the book.  The composition you see is folded in half to add to the accordion signatures in the book.  The treads are loose and hanging, fringy.  This is one of my all time favorite assemblages for my books and is the reason this book remains in my permanent collection:)
Look for more posts this week and next on the textures of Book of Forests 1.