Friday, March 4, 2011

Gate-fold Guide to Glue & Gesso Backgrounds

I'm continuing with the Alphabet Swap on Art-Venturers, we are up to the letter "G", so I made a Gate fold Guide to Glue and Gesso Backgrounds". I made the cover out of thin cardboard and covered it with some of the Gesso & Tissue Paper background I made yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised how sturdy and pliable this paper is, great for covering books. Also used this paper to cover the back board sleeve.
Kept the outside simple, added decorative border strips, large brand for knobs and tied gold leaf charms.
Used Zutter Bind-It-All to bind the glue and gesso background samples I made in two parts with a cardboard back page for each side that slips into the back board sleeve. While making the gesso & tissue paper background, I spread some of the extra gesso and copper Lumiere paint on to an old map page, cut out two pieces to line the inside front of the book and added the title using a label maker.
On the back of each sample background, I've included the instructions of what I did and added the swap details to the back board sleeve.
Will be sending this off to Autumn!

3 comments:

Craftgirl said...

Love it all. Looks really yummy.

Chris in Oz said...

OMG, I think Autumn will adore this. Once agaion, you've outdone yourself.

Hugz
Chris

Rosie said...

All I can say is lucky Autumn! And every time I see one of your books, I know I want a BIA!