Last Thursday was our May Art Group. Cheryl was very generous and let us meet at her house (house is a relative term here....her house is more like a French Chateau). Food is always a big part of our meeting, so we thought we'd have a tea party! None of us actually drink tea, so it was more like lemonade and strawberries and fondue and cupcakes party....YUM!
|Julie, Candice, and Cheryl|
Here is a look at our project (unfinished):
We made books out of watercolor paper using old vintage children's books for images and book paper for text. Mine is a nursery rhymes book.
The method we used is a kind of tunnel book. Here's how:
fold a 21 1/2" X 14 1/2" piece of watercolor paper in fourths (mine is marked so you can see the folds)
fold into eighths
cut up the middle to last fold
keep folding until your book looks like this
Next, cut out your tunnels on pages B, D, and F. Your tunnel shapes will vary according to what you want on your page.
After folding and cutting out our pages, we painted our backgrounds and glued images inside the books. If you don't like using real images, take Marilyn's copying idea from the previous post and you can reuse and resize whatever you have.
I painted backgrounds with watercolor on a few pages and used papers on others
Here's what the first page ended up looking like (without text)
a couple of other pages (unfinished)
We didn't have time to finish off our books, so next month we are binding them. Be sure to check back for instructions on how to finish your book!
Have you ever made a book? What materials did you use? Leave us a comment!
Happy Monday to you!