I had planned on doing some more on my India/Cas Holmes inspired piece – print on some more fabric, glue things together, that sort of thing – but I have to be in the right mood to slosh paint and glue about – and I wasn’t.
You may have noticed that the accordion book is made of hand made paper, laminated together, while still wet, with ribbon hinges.
I did have Colour Catchers. [Surprised?] And Bondaweb, and knitting ribbon. So this is my version.
Looking again at Escalante’s site I realise that Jean Funcke, who made the original, had 4 ribbons, but no ties. My ties don’t work terribly well, but I like look and feel of the result. It just needs a bit of embroidery…
After that I decided to do a bit of colouring in – though I definitely went over the lines
The test piece was this, to which we had to add a story.
A’s story was about cooking, mine about mental illness. Does that say something about each of us?
‘But it looks like paint’, I hear you cry. Well – it was water-soluble crayon – and I did take a wet paintbrush to it, at the end. So maybe I felt like painting after all.