Playing around with different mixed media techniques can be fun and frustrating at the same time. Experimentation and note taking is the key to developing a technique.
I recently bought new bed linens. The old flat sheets saved to be used as drop cloths, bottom sheets and pillowcases were saved for the studio. The pillowcases were torn to size; layers of joint compound, gesso and matte medium added. Image transfer, water colors, stitch - everything is fair game on play days!
These will be used as pages for a fabric book.
The photo is of my Aunt Claire on her First Holy Communion. The pocket watch belonged to my father (a gift from my mother). He managed to keep it in one piece for years and years. I've had it in my possession for 22+ years. The other day, I accidentally knocked it off a table while dusting (I knew housecleaning was a bad thing!) I hope I can get the watch crystal replaced. (The watch is NOT part of the book. I added it only for the photograph composition.) Miscellaneous ephemera added.
Signatures sewn together with coptic binding
inside books pages which need to be painted, altered. Front and back covers need to be made which will be a big surprise since I have no idea yet what I will do....