Long Fingers. I chose the title based on a story found while researching octopi info. It was called The woman and the Octopus
This is a 24-page altered playing card ATC book. I bound the pages (only the number 8 cards) using a single sheet sewing stitch I learned at Hollander's in Ann Arbor, MI. They created a workshop to teach this stitch technique that was developed by Keith Smith.
I used every "trick in the book" including photocopy heat set and gel medium transefers, embossing powder, oil pastels, rubberstamping, stenciling and gel stencil embossing. I also incorporated some hand drawn octopi and one I created in Adobe Illustrator -- variations on a theme. Here are a few spread samples:
And all this eye candy is housed in a handy dandy custom travel box:)
The rest of my remaining days will be spent getting my second piece, a bead embellished crochet felted octopus named Octavia (or Olivia) finished and packaged. Only 4 days!!!