More prints from this week. Most are ghost prints which I strongly favor. This morning I'm heading in to Eureka ~ the local independent scrapbooking store is having a flea market of sorts, an opportunity for mixed media artists to buy, sell and trade their unused stash. The sellers have to buy a table for $20 to set up their stuff. I'm just going to buy.
I made the coolest book yesterday ~ actually it's pretty hot and you'll see why on Monday. I pulled the innards out of a fairly new book, covered the covers and spine with recently-printed papers, and filled it with 20 folios (80 pages now, in 4 signatures) of offprint backgrounds. This will be my new art journal.
Incidentally, I have been altering new books as well as old ones. If the price is right and if the new book is of a size that I'd like to use for a journal, then I'll buy it and dismantle it. It turns out the book I used yesterday is one I might want to read. It was perfect bound to begin with, meaning the book block stayed together quite well when I removed it from the covers. So I cut new covers from scrapbook paper, and covered over the spine with wood grain contact paper, which is another good alternative to book cloth for inner and outer spines.