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22 March 2012

Artfest 2012 Gallery -- *UPDATE*

YAY! I finished a piece for the Artfest Gallery.
I love making these little books.

Handmade papers, vintage photos and mixed media techniques (including matte gel medium stenciling) were used to explore texture and pattern in this piece.  




Adhering actual beach stones to the cover helped to tie it into the "stacked stuff" theme.


The binding used to stitch the pages together is what I'll be teaching in my class.


I experimented with using a mini-stretched canvas as the back cover with an oversized jewelry stone bead suspended inside the back of the canvas.


UPDATE 4/11 -- This piece sold at Artfest. One of my lovely students purchased it. Thank you Karen:)

8 comments:

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

That's really beautiful! THANK YOU for the trades-they arrived safely. :)

beenebag said...

Thank you:) I just got your trades today as well. Need to settle in with a cup of tea and enjoy them:) I love the little b&w packing tape.

lizzie said...

I love this book!! is it going to be for sale?

beenebag said...

Thanks Lizzie!

Yes, I am offering this for sale.

Pam McKnight said...

very nice, can't wait to see it in person. this is my first art fest!

beenebag said...

Thank you Pam,

Welcome to Artfest! You are going to have a fabulous time:)

Barbara said...

Beautiful. I look forward to seeing it in person. Love all the creativity at Artfest!!!!

beenebag said...

Thank you Barbara. I can't believe it's next week. And I can't believe it's the last one. Going to be bittersweet. I wish I didn't have to sleep so I could enjoy every minute:) Take care.