Anytime I get the chance to play with paper and make a book, that is just he best. That is where my passion lies. And yes, they make nice gifts for friends, but sometimes I feel like its one of the least things that I do, and yet it is my favorite thing to do. Just does not add up does it.
In fact, this conversation was heard in the Studio just the other day:
me, "so...don't you think if you just put yourself out there...really, put yourself out in the universe and tell it that you expect great things to happen, that they will?"
sweet hub, "expecto patronum" (said with great enthusiasm, with arm in the air, ala Harry Potter). Actually, I would have dead panned it, it would have been funnier. It still cracked me up.
So, universal expectation aside, here is yet another little book, made for a dear friend, as a thank you gift.
This is the cover. I smeared allot of paint on it and tried to do a fun mix of quirky stuff. Since I don't stitch, I found myself doing lots of little doodles for high lights there and here, such as around the edge of the black paper.
I wanted these pages in this to "layer". So I went from very small to large and lots of things off the edges and transparencies and such.
I just like the depth that it gives it. And I think (for some) they are not quite sure what to do with an album, so I like to tucked little instructions in for photo placement and journaling, just to get em started.
I wanted to put more vintage-ie stuff in, but just could not seem to find what I was looking for. On this page the word "pet" needed a little enhancement to make it show up, so I highlighted and outlined.
This is the inside of the back cover. A pocket for tucking in photo's or mementos. And space on the side for journaling. I hope my friend likes her book. It was a great pleasure to make it! Expecto patronum.