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