Do you have a summer fun list? Are you getting some fun into your days? If YES, then great and if not, then let’s start. Maybe you have a stack of monotype gel prints that could be put to good use.
Bookmaking is a great way to use up practice prints and recycled papers, to make art that can be handled, transformed and enjoyed. Remember this is suppose to be fun. Everyone has a different definition of fun, so pick yours and make a book.
- If you love fast and easy, then collect some papers and a cardboard backing and bind with 2 metal ring binders.
- If you love nature and twigs then, try a stab binding and a bit of twine.
- If you love to sew then, choose a simple pamphlet stitch and some sturdy paper.
- Then once you have your mini masterpiece, share it, use it, handle it, display it and enjoy it.
Books as art, are quite personal and have a unique ability to connect the artist, viewer and materials.
Do you have a message that could be communicated through an art book? Share your thoughts below.