Friday, July 24, 2009
Mini Tutorial - adding textures
Don't you like to run your hands over various textures? Doesn't that help you experience the book? This is a quick spread in a Beach Journal and the cover.
The cover is done with fabrics and papers. I added all the yarns, silk scraps and other materials to the binding so the reader is sort of forewarned that it's going to be a touchy-feely book.
The spread is a photograph of the trees at the end of the main street at La Selva Beach, in California. The cliff drops off behind it, down to the beach. Many of the town people gather there to watch the sunsets and it's one of my favorite places. The leaf was picked up under the trees. There is netting over the photo and the leaf. Under the leaf is a scrap of batik fabric. The large branches of the trees are roughly stitched which helps hold the netting in place and also adds another element of interest.
I like to use fabrics and paper together. And adding something from nature makes it even richer. I'll show more of this piece later.