Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Seed Artist Book

Last year I completed a drawing of a montage of seed pods in my collection.   Over the Xmas holidays I converted this drawing into an etching plate using UV light and a solar plate.

The original print, using chine-colle
 
I was mucking around at a friend's studio last month and decided to print small parts of the print, as bleed prints on small pieces of printmaking paper.


The pieces printed

From these pieces I constructed an artists book.  My starting point was a red and black cardboard box I found at a charity shop.  I've got a thing about boxes at the moment.
I wanted the book to 'flow' out of the box, so I used a concertina format with black card, mulberry papers and some handmade paper (I think it was bladey grass paper that I made at Xmas time).  I had a japanese bone catch in my stash (I knew it would come in handy one day, lucky I knew where I had put it!).

The book is simply titled ' Seed'.   Enjoy!









8 comments:

  1. Lovely Sandy, love the idea and it has inspired me to create something for next month. Great idea, thanks!

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  2. The hairy bits work well for me & that touch of gold hits the spot Sandra

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  3. The hairy bits & that touch of gold just make your prints work well Sandra

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    1. Thanks to all for your lovely comments. I'm going to enter this book into the Books Beyond Words Exhibition.

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