Last night at our ATC meeting Barb showed us how to make a cover for a small pad of paper. The pattern uses two 12×12 pieces of scrapbook paper, and between having the meeting at a scrapbook store and all the paper Barb brought in, there were a lot of choices! This is the one I made.
There’s a strap with velcro that crosses the book to keep it closed.
Here is how it looks open.
Our theme for the trading cards was “bound”, and everyone make cool little books!
This month our theme for trading cards is “bound, as in books.” I made little books for trading, but whenever I hear the word “bound” the old traditional song “This Train is Bound for Glory” runs through my head. I went with it.
I’ve been working on the sketch book project, these are the new pages:
In other news, if you’re up late tonight, remember to watch Darlene Love on David Letterman!
I’m working on The Sketchbook Project, a project where you are given a sketchbook, you chose a theme from a list, and you can do what you please. The sketchbooks will eventually tour and wind up in Brooklyn, New York. I started working on the sketchbook on my trip to NYC, but I was having trouble with the paper. I have since rebound the sketchbook with many strange papers, and I’ve included some of the original pages I’ve already finished. Here is a peek at some of the work I’ve done. My theme is the lights in the distance, and those lights, for me, are New York City.
So far it is pretty ordinary, pen on paper, but I expect things to get a little weirder pretty soon.
The results of workshop day:
The assignment: make a small accordion book. My own assignment: add skulls. Here are some close-ups.
The artists’ trading cards art group is meeting Wednesday this week, and I’ll be giving a small lesson and talk on drawing. I’m excited about it, I’ve even make sketchbooks for the group!
I’ve added some mini workshop button books to my ETSY site.
I made Pattie a box of rubber stamps and sent it to her to thank her for her generosity.
Nine stamps, a stamp pad, and three button books.
She liked it!
Last week at a meeting of one of the art groups we had a lesson from Ingrid Dijkers. We learned how to make her butterfly book from a kit she put together! We had soo much fun! Mine, however, didn’t quite turn out like Ingrid’s.
Ingrid is incredibly talented and did a great job with the workshop. She was sweetly delighted with all our strange variations.