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Saturday, 9 March 2013

I made a book

and it's called the children of God.
I'm not a religious person so the title has no deep meaning.....it's also not intended to offend anyone, I just like it.
 
When I haven't made a book for a while I forget how much I like making them!
This is a piano hinge book.....I like these because they look a lot more complicated than they actually are!

 The spine of the book is held together with a painted pencil with a little doll on top......oh yes, the doll thing.....I fully intended NOT to do a doll themed piece when I started this but somewhere along the way I forgot!

 Take the pencil out to reveal the accordian folded spine which can be opened out....the spine is made from canvas for extra strength


 All the pages are made with Gelli printed papers....I had lots sitting around after experimenting with my Gelli plate....this was a good way to use them up!


 I decided to use printed collage images thinking it would be quicker.......this has taken a couple of days of cutting and sticking.....searching for words then more cutting and sticking......need more images....more cutting and sticking........






 Tags (also Gelli printed) are tucked into pockets between the pages






18 comments:

Sid said...

Fab book Sue, you can't resist dollys can you? I have a Gelli plate but have not used it yet. The papers you made look fab !

Artyjen said...

Wow! fabulous
xoxo Sioux

Effie said...

... You have been busy!... A fabulous piece of work.

LiliansArt said...

Really beautifully made but don't u get creeped out making this art? Lol I get creeped out easily but your work is awesome

Lynn Stevens said...

What a Fabulous book Sue, This makes me want to let loose and get creative. Its been awhile.
Hugs Lynn

blackdragon said...

Perfect.... dolls are so creepy. Love the piano hinge idea... i've never tried this type of binding...hope its ok to borrow it sometime?
BDx

Carol Q said...

ooh that is way cool Sue, what a great construction idea for the book. I've not seen the concertina idea before. I love those itkupilli (hmmm... don't think that's right) images. wonderful creepiness.

Sarah said...

Sue this is wonderful

Effie said...

The hares came from an old children's book...

Willy said...

Such a gorgeous book, Sue! Love it; it's great!

~*~Patty S said...

Oh My Sue!!!
What a treasure of a book you've created ... Love everything about it including your dolls of course!

Brilliant use of your gelli monoprints too!
oxo

Palma said...

Wow! Sue! I am seriously impressed by your construction skills and your gelli plate art! Those are bloody brilliant!
I love the title.

Sarah Anderson said...

but dolls are so you Sue so I think it's quite right that that little one snuck onto the top of the pencil :) Great book design, love how the piano hinges keep the zig zag book fastened

Angelica said...

OK.... "I fully intended NOT to do a doll themed piece":) But please make more doll themed pieces...I LOVE THEM!!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

I just adore this book! I am a fan of the Itkupilli images and have the zombie and Hallowe'en ones, so I may have to create my own book! So inspiring!!!

Patsy Paterno said...

I've been seeing gelli pages all over the place recently. but it's not available here in the Philippines so i can't play :^( Great job with the book! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Roberta said...

Nice work! I love how you made the text. It really works with the design concept.

Carol said...

Great book, Sue, I like the piano hinge binding especially combined with the concertina. Fabulous!