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By Dorothy Simpson Krause

Discover what occurs in the event you upload artmaking and bookbinding together.

With Book + Art, discover the fundamentals of surfaces, photographs and phrases to be able to create provocative artistic endeavors with layers of which means. even if you are changing a pre-made ebook or growing your individual, right here you will discover either the guide and the muse to get it performed. as well as studying mixed-media techniques—such as how one can age paper, move photos and make your personal monoprints—you'll accept step by step guide for varied booklet constructions including:

  • Single-fold and bi-fold books
  • Simple and prolonged accordions
  • Perfect bindings
  • Side-sewn books
  • Single- and multiple-signature books
  • Boxes
  • Unbound collections

Add the paintings of the publication and the booklet as artwork for your personal artmaking repertoire this day and begin making your personal significant artists' books.

Foreword via Judith A. Hoffberg, Editor and writer of Umbrella.

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If you make one or more cuts into the sheet, it can take on a different, more book-like configuration. By working with images on the front or the back of your sheet, different fold patterns and different cut placements, you can create a wide variety of structures. Because of the number of folds, grain is irrelevant and, unless you want it to stand, a lightweight, uncoated paper works best. What is covered in this section is just the beginning. If you begin to think of origami, there are endless three-dimensional possibilities.

Materials A book that will work with the concept and materials you wish to incorporate into it Collage, painting, drawing and writing materials of your choice Decorative materials for the cover, if desired Glue or adhesive as needed Scissors Folder Title to add to cover, if desired Optional: scanner, computer, imaging software, printer 1. Consider how you can change your book and still relate to its character. Because this book was made around the turn of the century, I decided to incorporate images related to the National Woman Suffrage Association, begun by Susan B.

The two pieces, printed on paper, were glued into the metal and coated with encaustic to tie them physically and visually to the book form. indd Sec1:35 2/5/09 6:04:53 PM Writing, Type and Found Text Calligraphy often merges written word with image. But unless you have mastered this art form, varying your handwriting may be a preferable way of adding text. Consider elongating your cursive writing with extended connectors between letters, making each letter extremely tall or extremely small, or turning your paper so that you are writing on the vertical, the diagonal or around objects.

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