Saturday, February 16, 2013

New Prints 2

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.

Hope you have a great weekend.




7 comments:

susan christensen said...

good morning, Connie - your new prints look terrific, love the alphabet effect. very interested in re-making book out of existing... stack of prints grows here, and I am itching to use the ones that don't 'stand alone'. definitely favor the 'ghosts myself. Good luck at the media swap and sell. xxoo, sus

Irene said...

I like these prints better than the ones you showed yesterday. I think these make more of a statement by their boldness and I also like the colors, but maybe that's just the sort of mood I am in today. It is very nice to see you enjoying the process so well. xox

Sandy said...

The new book you bought was a 2 for 1. Nice prints again. Have fun buying.

Emma said...

These prints are gorgeous, all of them in your last 3 posts - where have I been! Looking forward to making another gelatine plate soon, m fingers itch looking at yours. I always prefer the second pull, too, I love the slightly worn feel, bits missing.

Jeannie said...

These prints have such character! It is almost as if they are hiding something beneath. I just returned from my second trip to the local artist guild's garage sale. Today was 1/2 price. Just the right price for things I want to try but don't want to invest in. I hope you scored some treasures. :)

Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen) said...

Looking good, Connie! I'm looking forward to seeing your numbers exchange book. I like the textures in these and in the previous post.

Jan said...

I love that you rebound a book that you had just dismantled so that you can read it!

I like these prints very much.