Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Book



I took an old-ish picture book and sanded it ... then I applied gesso





then I painted it .... and applied tissue paper



then I attached my cereal box art to the front


and added some paper accents to the back.


Next, I'll gesso the inside pages and add stuff as inspiration hits me.
I'm thinking "haiku."
I love haiku.

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I can never get over how creative you are and how beautiful your work! BTW, did you get the ecard that I sent you?

Nancy said...

What a lovely thing to do! I love the tissue paper :) and I'm looking forward to seeing how you do the inside.

Lumilyon said...

Ah Kimmie1 Gesso pages: these are something i had not heard of before i began blogging. I have gesso primed wood and MDF before painting but never paper. How does it work in a book? More details please!!!

Linda said...

I have that book - it was one of the childrens favourites when I was teaching. But now yours is taking on a new life....and I'm honoured to be part of the cover! Looking forward to some haiku....
Linda x
'Secret love
Longing to straighten
That crease on his sleeve'.
(John Tiong Chunghoo)

elk said...

this is a beautiful work in progress ~i enjoy the step by step photos ...

Robin said...

Very cool! Can't wait to see more.

Take Care - Robin

ooglebloops said...

I have that book also!!! Your reincarnation of the book is beautiful!!!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Can't wait to see it unfold!

Seth said...

Wow! Your cover packs a wallop! Looks just great!

McIrish Annie said...

I am so intrigued with your projects of late. I love that you "saved" that cereal box from the recycle. Soon I will be off on Tuesdays from work and look forward to joining your Tuesday tea party!

Amy said...

I love the book already! I Love how you added the front from your inchies/twinchies cereal box art!! Are the pages insidet this book thin or like chipboard?
I'm excited to see how you do the inside and thanks for the cute idea too.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOW you're off to a great start, haiku's will be fantastic!

nancy neva gagliano said...

LOVED teaching haiku and cinquain patterns to second graders, and a sweet habit to form in my own time now. THANKS FOR SHARING the step by step to transforming your book cover. i can do this!! sandpaper and gesso, and will try to busy myself while "waiting for the gesso to dry"...

Catharina Maria said...

What a lovely art !
Rini the Netherlands