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Nov 08

Rainbow Coin Book

This was one of the series of books I made with the tie-dyed/marbling technique cloth as a base. You can see the faint impression of some of the collage background papers, for example, the joss paper. After I had the rainbow tie-dyed/marbled cloth with the colored paper back, I laid strips of masking tape over …

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Nov 06

Bronze Book

This was actually a book cover that I had started this spring, but had to leave unfinished on the shelf because I ran out of book blanks.  Once I made more book blanks, I got it out to finish up. I started with a printed calico, which I washed over with violet and black.  You …

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Nov 04

Black Cat Book

This was one of a series of books I made recently.  I started by taking some ironed sheets of thin cotton cloth.  I used a marbled paper technique wherein dye is laid on top of a bed of shaving cream, only instead of using food coloring or alcohol based inks, I used some leftover fabric …

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Nov 02

Bottlecaps 4

My favorite, of course, is the red one with the K in it.  I also like how random the gold leaf turned out, and the familiarity of the watch buckle.  Might see more watch parts, as we have quite a few broken watches and watch bands around here.

Oct 31

Bottlecaps 3

I finally got the resin working right in these.  I managed to get some disposable graduated mixing cups from my dad, and when I scrupulously measured each part, it cured properly. I tried very hard to make the suspended doo-dads within the resin match the background.  I particularly like the small mirror and the piece …

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