Friday, April 17, 2009

What have you been doing this week?

If anyone would like to share what they have been working on this week, please send photos and an explanation! I'll put it up to share with others.

I have been working on a guest book for a Celebration of Life this Saturday. I was given some ideas to incorporate....Tom liked restoring old cars, had a collection of bass guitars and liked the colour Plum Crazy Purple - a colour made popular with hot rods and muscle cars in the 70s. I have almost captured it in the binding and the dyed thread I used. The cover is a fibre textured paper I found at Ten Thousand Villages, the text pages are Arches Text Wove, the inside cover is some paste paper that has some metallic purple in the design and the binding is Tyvek dyed with acrylic ink. I lined all the pages iin pencil to make it easier for guests to sign. I used a hard pencil and I don't think most people travel with an eraser in their pocket so I think I'm safe!

My usual two needle binding.

Yes, I had to include a bit of gilding! on this nice monogram I found. Really, the paper is off white but for some reason my camera wants to think it isn't and if I lighten the paper to white, I lose the gilding here.

The dots are instacoll with gold leaf.

1 comment:

CJ Kennedy said...

What a great book and a way to celebrate a life!