|Art Journal with Raised Flowers|
I did take some work in progress photos, but unfortunately the card wasn't in the camera. I hate it when that happens. I did my best here to walk you through the process.
Good old masking tape was my choice to make 3-D flowers on my book cover. I did a little sample and found that one layer just did not do it, so I cut through several layers of tape with an x-acto knife to get my petals.
|Cut through several layers|
|Cut petals and cover with gesso|
Next step was to add a layer or two of gesso and then paint the flowers and background with acrylic paints.
|Paint flowers and background using acrylic paints|
When that was dry, I used a paint knife to apply a rough layer of modelling clay around the edges overlapping some of the flowers.
I sanded it down and covered it with FW acrylic ink and a little white paint along the edge of the modelling clay.
|Modelling paste and FW ink around the edges|
I had used 2 layers of cardboard for the covers but it wasn't very strong so I covered the inside covers with a type of mat board.
|mat board on inside covers|
Last was a few layers of matte Mod Podge
I made 8 signatures from sketching paper.
|sketch paper signatures|
I wanted to make a coptic binding for this book because it lets the book open flat for use. Utube to the rescue.
I can't wait to start using it.
NEXT WEEK'S ART PROMPT - # 4 – USE ANY KIND OF INK
HERE'S MY PLAN
One prompt, one week, one project
Make something creative.
Use any Media.
Blog about the project every Friday.
Pick a prompt for the next week.
ANYONE WANT TO PLAY ALONG????
IF YOU DO:
- BLOG ABOUT
- LEAVE A NOTE IN MY COMMENTS ON MY FRIDAY POST – INCLUDING YOUR BLOG ADDRESS – (of the actual blog post, please)
- IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BLOG, SEND ME A PICTURE OF YOUR PROJECT BEFORE THE FOLLOWING FRIDAY AND I WILL POST IT ON MY BLOG – firstname.lastname@example.org
See Art Prompts 1 & 2 and How it all started HERE.
Let's get creative,