As I was traveling around for a week in a motorhome, I had to work small and light,so I packed my 5 x 7 inch Gelli Arts plate, a small roller, a few tubes of paint, some papers and my bookbinding kit.
I did a series of prints using two different leaves, in two colours. I then cut up and constructed the prints into a pyramid-style book [thanks to Jill for the design].
Each of the 'pages' is a square folded diagonally both ways, then with most of one of the triangles cut out to form the shape once glued. They are all then stuck together [I used double sided tape].
Its been a great little portable project that I worked on over a week from my mini-studio space in the motorhome [doubles as a dining table]. I'm always happy when I have an art project to work on, even if I'm enjoying a holiday with my partner at the same time.
As they say "Happy Wife, Happy Life"........
|Printing with the gelatine plate, I can feel the serenity.....|
|One of the prints, two colours, two types of leaves.|
I think that this is a failure-proof combination.
|Cutting out the book components - four squares of three different sizes,|
printed on both sides
|Creating in my motorhome studio [dining table], too bad|
if we needed to eat!
|Folding the book pages, accuracy is always a good thing for less|
wonkiness in the finished book.
|The finished book opened, with ties.|
|The underside of the book, I did the prints|
double sided so the underside would be interesting as well.
|The book closed. I made some covers from thick paper and left|
over prints, and some tapestry yarn from a local charity shop.