Coming up for air

Most of the artwork I’m doing at the moment is work in progress.  The fabric book is coming together slowly.  I’ve paired up the page spreads and embellished them so that they look like they belong together.  I’ve then sewed and trimmed the pages, and am now in the process of edging them using blanket stitch.  Hopefully I’ll have something to post by the end of the summer hoilday.

Meanwhile, I’ve also been playing in my sketchbook.  This page started with glued bits of newspaper, tissue paper and strips of torn fabric (I don’t throw anything away any more!)  I then gessoed over the top, allowing some of the newsprint to show through.  When all that was dry, I selected three colours of acrylic paint, and scraped them on randomly using a credit card.  I won’t leave it there, but I’m not sure yet what I will do next.  It’s quite an adventure!

fragment of sketchbook page

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