Saturday, March 24, 2018

My Sun Book Completed

Just realized I posted pics of the backgrounds I created with Gelatos for this book but never posted the finished book!  So here it is. The book measure 6" x 6".

Book Cover.   The sun is a lucite button colored with Alcohol inks on a piece of dyed crochet from a tablecloth that belonged to my Mother.  The sky is layers of pleated sheer fabric with embroidery.The door on the dimsional house opens to show a couple kissing. The little people were cut from a die and trimmed to look like men and women.  They have pearl faces.  The flowers are rolled ribbon roses.
Inside front Cover.  Lots of embroidery and beads
Corona is hand dyed cheesecloth.  Face is hand drawn.  Again
lots of beading.

Window is die cut and stitched in place as is the bird house. 
The pots and vases are die cut.  The bird is a found piece of
jewelry and the cat is a find from CJS in NY.

The sun background was created with a stencil and molding
paste on sheer fabric.  It was colored with Gelatos and
Inks.  Lots of beading.

This sun was created with lots of layers of sheer fabrics
with embroidery and sequins added.

The center of this sun was created by gathering rows of
ruffle ribbon to form a flower.  The base is a piece of
Crochet from an old tablecloth of my Mother's. 
Finished with lots of pearls colored with Alcohol Inks.

Back Cover.  Houses are die cut.  Moon is an original drawing. 
Lots of sequin starts, beads, and silk ribbon roses.

Binding.  I added rings to the page edges then strung ribbon and \
beads through to create the binding.  Here, you can see the
dimension on the hose on the front cover.

Exhibit At Belmar Arts Center, Belmar, NJ

For the past few weeks I have had the honor of displaying some of my book related in the Book Art Exhibit at the  Belmar Arts Center.  It was a small but very comprehensive exibit with lots of variety in media and execution.  I didn't take pics of others' artwork, but did get some of mine.  I entered My doll, The Scholar (holding books), and three of my handmade books, the Sun Book, Rust Book 2 and It's a Beautiful Day.