When Books Come to LifeAugust 17, 2011
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I have always had dreams about books coming to life. They are your typical daydreams of the sort, when either the characters appear in real life or you appear in book life.
However, this kind of bookart makes me giddy because I am able to bring a page to life... almost literally.
I had one of those Destroyable Books sitting in front of me... and decided to just go with the flow.
(The inspiration for this cut-out bit of bookart comes from Su Blackwell. I actually did this waaaaay back in February, and had just seen a photo of her work, Midnight Dancers, for the first time.)
The particular Reader's Digest book I was destroying had a very interesting title page: Bring Me a Unicorn.
Since I was just messing around, I decided to take that unicorn idea and run with it! But first I had to practice this technique, so I started just cutting up the words and pictures.
Then I started trying to make some "real" book art.
Behind the scenes shots:
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I've got several more of this style bookart up my sleeves... (or, rather, in my hard drive and some still in my brain).
You all have already seen some of this cutting-up-book-pages stuff. Remember how I got all sidetracked while making a hollow book box?
I'm thinking about doing one Bookish post a week.... so watch out! Next Wednesday we are going to destroy a book and turn it into something very useful and pretty. :)
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