Category: books

Apr 07

Empty Mulberry Wands Box

  This is the empty ¬†box I’m going to use for the cover of MULBERRY WANDS, the sequel to ALTERNATE SUSAN. I made it much bigger this time, but still with the same proportions so I didn’t have to do much editing on gimp to make it work as the cover of the book. I …

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Feb 13

Blue and Orange Book

With digital images, you can layer almost anything over anything, and you can adjust the translucency by minuscule percentages and back again. With physical layers, it’s much harder. One way you can add texture is by using printing. This diamond/spiral pattern is from some plastic texture plates designed for this purpose. I also used these …

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Feb 07

Autumn Gold Leaf Book

  I started this with a base of some autumnal-print calico. I love autumn. I love leaves, the colors of autumn, cool weather, everything. (It’s kind of ironic that I live in a city where we don’t have autumn.) I had a plastic stencil I bought at a wonderful craft boutique while on a trip …

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Jan 30

Bird Book Cover

This book started out being my favorite one, and ended up being my least favorite. I had a scrap of simply printed white and ¬†taupe on blue calico. Perfect for this modern-retro simple-chic aesthetic which I know well but haven’t got the right name for. I have some splendid butterfly and moth stamps, and it’s …

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Jan 23

Special Blue Butterfly Book

I’d promised my daughter for her birthday (last summer) that I was going to make her her own art journal. I had the book blank. I bought special art paper years and years ago and bound it into a larger size than I usually do. It’s approximately 5″ x 7″. The paper is really special …

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