July 15, 2011

The Sketchbook Project 2012

A couple of months ago, I signed up to participate in The Sketchbook Project 2012.  Each participant receives a blank sketchbook that will be exhibited on the 2012 tour and catalogued permanently in the Brooklyn Art Library.

As you know, I've been experimenting with surface design techniques.  I used those techniques on the sketchbook pages and subsequently altered many of the pages.  Some of the backgrounds you may recognize from previous posts.  Others are completely transformed - hard for you (and me) to detect what's underneath.

The each sketchbook page measures 5" wide by 7" high.  The book was stapled together - I took the staples out to work on the cover and pages.   To reconstruct the sketchbook, I used a simple 5 hole pamphlet stitch (knotted on the inside).  The sketchbook will not lie open flat, of course!  It was necessary to make a strap with magnetic snaps to ensure that it will stay closed while it tours around the country.

Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I will show you the inside pages.

paper/fabric, charcoal pencil, gesso, acrylic paint, image transfer, zigzag stitch, hand stitched

printed image, acrylic paint, paper, acrylic ink

(1) masking tape, molding paste, image transfer, acrylic paint

(2) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, paint pens, paper; (3) water color, Krylon spray web, found objects

(4) water color, gesso, paper, hand carved stamp, stamped image on water color paper; (5) acrylic glaze, acrylic paint, misted rubbing alcohol, bleach, stenciled, molding paste

(6) acrylic paint, Saran wrap, rubber stamped, Lazertran image transfer, paint pens; (7) acrylic paint, rubber cement resist

(8)  rubbing alcohol dripped over acrylic paint; (9) water colors, stenciled, rubber stamped, paper, image transfer

(10) water color, image transfer on tissue paper, acrylic skin; (11) water color, freezer paper resist

(12) water color, acrylic paint, stenciled; (13) acrylic paint, crackle paste, paper

Go to Pink Saturday for more inspiration!


Dandelion and Daisy said...

Do you have, or know where to find, the itinerary for the show? Is it coming to Oregon? I'd love to see it....wow! so much inspiration in one place. Your book is wonderful!!!! I would love to see it in person, photos usually do not do the work justice. You have explored so many interesting textures and techniques. Thanks for sharing.

Leann said...

How cool is that? I love all the creativity and it looks like it would feel wonderful to the touch.

You go girl!


Jillsy Girl said...

What a fantastic book filled with such wonderful art, textures and colors. It makes me want to touch it (gently!). Thanks for stopping by my place and saying hello!

Ann's Art said...

This is a lovely sketchbook. I'm afraid to say mine will remain intact, not brave enough to alter it that much! Well done in going for it with yours and look forward to more posts about it....regards ann.
(OH...nearly forgot...how did you get the Badge for Sk P 2012 on your blog??)

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

It is always exciting to come and visit and see what new textures you have mixed up for us to see! Your book is wonderful! When I studied watercolor, we had such a book to keep all of our different methods like with salts, etc. It is a great way to remember all you have done!

Anonymous said...

Pat, Happy Pink Saturday
What an amazing project to be part of.
I was really interested in studying your pages of art.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Your creativity is smashing!

The textures are wonderful.

Enjoy your adventure and have a blessed summer.


Anonymous said...

Love your project. . . every page is truly a work of are!

Wonder if the show will be near Kansas City, MO.....how would I find out?

Happy Pink Saturday!!!! Thanks for this great share!


mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Whew you do things I've never even thought of much less can do. Great job



My Crafty Little Page said...

How interesting - love some of your techniques. Hope this comes to Austin again this year. :) Nancy

Emily said...

Pat, I know just enough about what your doing to know its awesome! What a terrific project and how fun is that its on tour. I love and I am a big fan of your art. You are a very creative girl. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Pink Saturday

The French Hutch

Sarah said...

I remember reading about you beginning this project. It's so neat to see some finished pages! Congratulations!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Melissa said...

It's lovely. Congratulations on your art being displayed once the project is complete. Happy pink Saturday.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your journal is gorgeous. You are braver than me, I just knew I couldn't keep a commitment to fill a sketchbook. I admire your commitment and your work.


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Fabulous ! and how wonderful it's going on tour :)

LV said...

What an interesting and different project. You are doing very well with it.

Anonymous said...

beautiful!I make 119 followers!!

Robyn said...

My oldest daughter participated in the sketchbook project last year, and she is doing it again this year an I am still debating about it. Your book looks amazing, would love to hold it and view it in person! Keep up the wonderful work!

Sares said...

What a beautiful creation and how great that it will be kept at the library! Happy Pink and have a wonderful weekend!

missing moments said...

That is so cool ... and rich and beautiful! Thanks for stopping by! New follower here!

Genie said...

This project is so exciting. I love what you have done and shared with all of us. You are just so very talented. I thought my name was already among your followers but could not find it tonite so added it. I always get so excited when I see your thumbnail in the lists. I know I am in for a special treat. Genie

Dixie said...

Beautiful... I love altered art books..

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat, Thanks for stopping by and I love your work, I'm a WIP right now and taking some fun classes but I'll be back soon. I plan on moving in that family room and really getting down to work! Hugs Marilou

Char said...

you have so much talent Pat and without a doubt your beautiful keepsake book will be passed on for many years to come. I am excited to see more of the inside pages.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

DearHelenHartman said...

Just learning about altered art and fascinated by it then see your stunning project and am inspired!

Sylvia said...

Hello Pat,
Thanks for your nice comment !
Your sketchbook looks great, beautiful art, you're so creative !
Lovely wishes,

Daniella said...

I actually have that site bookmarked. I art journal, as you know, and I do a sketch challenge every other week, so i thought doing this would be so cool!!
But, by the time I found it, I realized I had to have it in too soon for me. Unless I read it wrong, so I HOPE they do it next year too!!
I LOVE every page you've shown!
You know you are awesome!

Daniella said...

You see??? It is true. I have finally lost my mind. I thought it said you GOT the book in OCTOBER! What was I thinking?

Like I said, I have it bookmarked, and I will get there ASAP, because I want to spend the most time I can on my book!!!

And I love your idea of taking it apart. It is sooo much easier to do that way!!

AND who doesn't LOVE a new sketch book!! I know I do!!

Thank you for taking the time to write!! You are sooo awesome!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Wow! So cool.... and congrats on being a part of this collection.

Warm blessings,

Amanda said...

I stopped by to thank you for your sweet visit to my blog...and WOW! Your artwork is fascinating!
Happy to have met you!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Evelyn said...

Your work is stunning!

Polish Mom Photographer said...

that's so amazing! love your sketchbook. it's so creative!!! I tried once to make handmade b-day card and it took me about 4 days of torture. I mean, I enjoyed it, but I had no idea that it will take so long to paint it, cut some pieces, glue it together... etc... I wish I could do it with less pain :)
Have a wonderful day!