Friday, June 15, 2012

Work in Progress

My latest project is a small book in the early stages of altering.

The pages were painted with gesso and then sprayed with pigment ink.

The base layer is made from a collection of paper that I call "The S Files." These files consist of old newspaper clippings, memos, letters, reports, and handwritten notes.

The paper has been ripped, sewn, deconstructed, reconstructed, and coated with wax.

I love how the paper becomes translucent and text and images on the reverse side show through. Although this isn't my usual color palette, I do enjoy the muted color of old paper and working in a limited palette is a fun challenge.

I plan to add more layers and texture to the pages now that the base layer is down. I'm not entirely sure where this book is headed, but that's half the fun isn't it?


Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

Sarah said...

these waxed papers look STUNNING

Shelley Malone said...

Oh, WOW.... this book is amazing just as it is. Anything else you add will just be gravy!

Frances Traina said...

Wow this is so impressive. I can't imagine how much work has gone into this. I'm amazed.