Thursday, August 18, 2011
Technique Book Cover Art
Some time ago I posted about a mixed media exchange. I received about 40 half sheets of paper, each with a different technique for surface design, each completed by a different person. I wanted to put them all together in a book so I would be able to find them when needed. Each of the pages has directions on the back of the page detailing the steps to replicate their beautiful work.
I took a class taught by Judy Coates Perez at the Minnesota Quilt Show and decided that was the technique that would make a perfect cover for this book. I made the cover art soon after the show in June. Summer gets so busy with travel, yard work, getting sick (bummer!) but I did finally finish my book cover.
I didn't want to leave the edges of the metal exposed, because knowing me I would have cut myself at some point. I used to make fabric frames, so the front of my book is basically a frame. I used leftover fabric from a couch I re-covered, it's a faux leather. I think it looks really good with the metal. Now I need to start experimenting with some of the techniques in the book.
Have a creative day