Sunday, July 16, 2006

Book of Dreams {Cover & Title Page}

As you can see, I usually work backwards when I do things. Most people create the cover of their altered book first, but I have to have the design come to me instead of me trying to force it. It sort of creates itself that way. So although it has been weeks since ArtsyMama's Book of Dreams challenge ended, my cover had remained naked.....until I stumbled upon a scarf I found at Walmart of all places. I loved the scarf (I bought two...one for the book and one to wear!) and knew immediately that I had found the cover for my Book of Dreams. It has a Anahata's PaPaYa look to it - you know, sort of Bohemian Chic. I thought the colors were absolutely scrumptious! First I gessoed the black book cover and then I applied the scarf to both the front and back of the book with gel medium. Then I found a complementary ribbon to use down the left side. I added the book plate with various letters to spell out the title. Below is the inside front cover and title page. I think I want to still add something to this, but I haven't figured out what that "something" will be yet. I guess I will just let that come to me the way the cover of the book did!

6 comments:

ArtsyMama said...

GORGEOUS....I LOVE this!!! Your Book of Dreams is stunning:)

PJ said...

Love it! I've loved folling your Book of Dreams- you do great work! I like how you didn't rush your creative juices!

Norah's said...

Yes the cover is excellent. I really do likt that inside page and the colors. The back of my cover was the last thing I did. You just can't rush it.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for all the kind words about my Book of Dreams. I still have more pages to complete. Guess I will get to them when the mood hits me.

Christi Snow said...

What a fantastic idea to use a scarf....hmmm, I feel a shopping trip coming on! Smiles!

Lilli said...

You're Brilliant! So inspired. I love this look.

I too often do the most important things last (like covers)

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