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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


callisueart said...

Hi Janet, thanks for sharing - I think the cover for your book is fabulous! I am enjoying your blog spot very much. Warm greetings from Sue in South Africa.

Stephanie Forsyth said...

This is so beautiful! I can't wait to see the future experiments!

Erilyn said...

Janet, what a wonderful book! It's a great idea for samples and you have made something very tactile and professional looking. Thanks for sharing!