Tag Archive: mixed media

Nov 07

Alternate Susan ebook cover

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One of the things I’ve discovered about my self-publishing adventures is that you occasionally need a different ebook cover from the paper cover. The paper cover is for a 5.5 X 8.5 inch object that will be held in your hands. The ebook cover will be maybe an inch by two inches at the most. …

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Aug 08

Alternate Susan Box

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Here are some pictures of the box I made to use for the cover of my latest novel, Alternate Susan. Typically, fantasy novels have professionally painted oil paintings, unless they’re YA, in which case they have close ups of the faces of gorgeous teen girls. ┬áBut, you don’t go to the shelves with the art …

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Apr 24

Blue Altered Book Page

Altered teal book interior

This is an altered book that I started a while ago. I’d been using different pages for different techniques, but I’d left this page, with the three cut-out alcoves alone. I wanted to work with the juxtaposition of teal with that apricot color. I love these two colors together. First I took the blue art …

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Apr 20

February Bottlecaps 6

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These are my favorite of the February batch of bottlecaps. I like the watch face because of its complexity, the baby’s arm because it’s creepy, and the bolt over the flower because it works from a composition standpoint.

Apr 13

February Bottlecaps 5

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I totally dig the google-eye on this. Because it’s encased, it still googles. I also like the grommets (lower left). Resin has a way of tranforming some things magically. Other things, it kind of ruins. Gold leaf-backed tesserae are unimpressive, and mirrors are a little disappointing as well.

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