Category: collage

Feb 05

Oriole postcard

I wanted to play around with some stencils and modelling paste I’d bought, so I used as a ground some old postcard blanks I made years ago. They have black paper on one side and pale grey or white on the other. The series of Xs is the stenciled modeling paste, which not only makes …

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Oct 20

Red Butterfly Book

 This book must have gotten lost in my postings, because I actually completed it earlier this summer. I started with a piece of calico with an autumnal print, and block printed over it with leaf-motif texture plates. This was one of those where I managed to muddy it and obscure the original design, but didn’t …

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Aug 18

Red Palm Leaf Book

  This is one of those covers that I altered so much that I can hardly remember what the base looked like. I think it was a pink-and-red calico. I did the leaf pattern with black gesso and a texture plate, then painted over the whole thing with red acrylic. the central leaf shape is …

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Aug 04

Beth’s Blue Silver Oak Book

  I’ve been making books like this for several years now, giving them away to writer friends. My rule is that people only get one. Then I realized I’d never given one to Beth, my sister-in-law, even though I talk to her every day. I only had three little books left, so I had to …

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May 19

Day and Night Shrine

  I had prepared two shrine blanks to work on, and wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with them, but I  knew that one of them had to involve this color combination of blue+apricot yellow/orange. I started by gluing the wooden frame (I mitered and glued them years ago out of extra wooden …

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