Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I haven't been in my studio too much lately, but I did manage to start to put together another small accordion book. This one is made from Rives BFK print paper with dried tea bags adhered over that. I then glued some small seed pods and added holes with a paper punch. I am still not quite sure what I will do with all the dangling threads. It is a work in progress.
I love the color the tea bags give to the book. Very organic. I first learned about using tea bags from Kim Henkel who does wondrous pieces with them.
I thought it would be nice to display it with back lighting so that the design of the holes would stand out.
As I say, it is very much a work in progress.
I was supposed to be in classes this week but both of my classes were cancelled due to lack of interest. One was a Pop Up book class and the other was Japanese Woodcuts. I was pretty disappointed. Especially since I haven't been in the studio much and it was going to be an opportunity to be in a dedicated space for 5 days just working away.
I will try and sign up in the fall if they offer the classes again. Once the students come back classes shouldn't be cancelled!