Tuesday amidst the barn destruction, Marcella and my neighbor Grace came over for some paste paper fun. I have just introduced Grace to bookmaking which I think Marcella taught me and now there is a need for paste paper for book covers. We all had a great time. PLUS since I am always looking for a new
victim recipient for a book, I knew I needed more supplies. I finally ferrited out a recipient - Judith's granddaughter, Abby. She and her mother Ellen are coming to New Hampshire from Ohio to visit relatives and will make a brief visit here for a playdate!! Since Abby is a Princess of sorts, I will make her book using the "Royal" purple paper.
I did this with a hand made tool Marcella's brother created which he named a "chrysanthemum". I should have taken a picture of it!
A replacement for the sheet Grace used last week.
Squiggles with water soluble pastels
This was done then I thought why not lay a sheet of plain white wet paper on top and try to make a giant smack?
Not quite as successful as I thought it might be but it does have possibilities.
Grace used the smacker moving it from one color to another creating a really fabulous textured look so I stole her idea myself. Isn't it fab?