The Yahoo group 'Surfacing' that I am a member of have decided to have a challenge for '09. Every two weeks we take a letter of the alphabet and work with something beginning with that letter be it fabrics, tools, techniques or whatever.
My first thought was to do a double A - Artistic Ability - something I am sadly lacking when it comes to drawing from life. So I have decided to spend 30 minutes each day sketching the same object then I will compare the first day with the last and hopefully see an improvement. I'll show you my results on here - eventually.
So in the meantime, and being short of time as usual, I decided to cheat and combine A and B. :)
I played around with Abaca tissue and came up with a Book - a 'Pocket' book.
These are the three signatures which will eventually be sewn into a cover.
Each signature is made from an A4 size sheet of Abaca tissue. I had been working with some silk paints so I randomly sprayed on the colours I had left over. When this was dry I gave the sheet a coat of Polymer Medium. Not only does this strengthen the tissue it also makes it translucent. I then ironed on some used sheets of gold foil.
Each signature has 8 different pockets. ATC's would fit in perfectly. I've just used some scrappy bits & pieces so you can see where the pockets are.
Two pockets at the top:Two at the sides:One each on front and back:And two inside:I cut some larger pieces from the same sheet ready to make the covers - sometime. :)Then I got to thinking how the A4 Tyvek paper might work so had a go with that.Then I thought about burning some holes in the front of the 'pockets' so you could have a peek at what was inside and I also burned through the straight edges - and rubbed on a bit of Treasure Gold to cover the burn marks.Then of course, a load of other ideas came flooding in, but I will have to leave it at that for now.
The Cyber Fyber exhibition is well underway, and going great by the sounds of it. CarolT mentioned the postcard she had sent in and had a link so you could comment. I thought I would go and have a look and see if anyone had commented on the one I submitted. And they had with this: 'Great postcard, shame about the holes' *LOL*
To see who the culprit was, take a look here.