Sunday, July 19, 2009

Final Round of the Byron Magical Mystery Tour

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Accordian Book of Days

I'm keeping the inside of the book a secret until she receives it.
The artists at the Recollection Parlor are now on the final round of our Byron Envelope Project with the final due date where all the work will be returned - September 1st, 2009. This last envelope is for Abby, or "Layla" as she goes by in her Kingdom of Girrelygog. Her request was cultural graffitti. Today I started on her envelope by applying a thick coat of Golden molding paste and then writing into it while it was still wet. After that I layered on various Twinkling H20 watercolors to both the front and back of the envelope along with some Liquitex Ink in Burnt Sienna and glued some handmade Asian paper to the inside flap. Although far from finished, below is the start of the background -

Above is what will eventually become a bookmark. The paper is Arches Text Woven which is 100% cotton and incredible to work with. Laurie Doctor introduced me to it at the workshop last week and it is already a favorite. As far as paper goes, it is so sturdy and as she pointed out - very similar to cloth. I tested one piece by soaking it under the sink in hot water, crumpling it up and then drying it. It showed very little sign of transformation....the TIMEX of paper! The poem is by Pablo Naruda. I used the same watercolors as in the envelope. If you look at it closely and large, you'll see an outline of Mr. Byron. :0)


Bea said...

Very cool. I've never heard of Arches Text Woven. Did you find it at Michael's? :)Bea

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Looks as if you've been busy! Love the colour combination you used here. Will have to check out this Arches Text Woven paper.

Debby said...

Gorgeous art, 2! You are so talented.