I have been working in my Creative Awakenings "Passport" today. Creating a passport is one of the exercises from this inspiring book. I used a an ugly coloured cover stock for my passport cover which I painted with black gesso. All of the pages including the cover have had their corners rounded with a punch. It really does look and feel like a passport when you hold it. It measures approximately 4 1/4" x 7". It is sewn with a simple pamphlet stitch since it is only one signature or section.
Creative Awakenings book!
Milliande technique, I closed the pages together and "squished" them. When they were peeled apart they revealed this lovely, textured area. I have used stamps again in gold acrylic paint and purple ink, as well as aged fortune cookie quotes that I have never been able to throw away! The lettering is done with a Pitt brush marker. Here I am "working hard", cleaning up after my sheepdog (MANY years ago). And just as long ago, "enjoying the journey" on a train in England.
This present art journey is getting me into the Studio more often and fueling my creative fires. I love working on pages in a book for a change. It is quite freeing to be creating art for myself!