Anyway, here it is:
2nd spread of Book of Dreams
ingredients: monotype on Rives BFK,image transfers, mica, metallic ink, ink jet prints, map fragments, Derwent watercolor pencils, Caran D'ache crayons, artist pens, feathers, stitching
However, I have encountered a major problem. Leave it me to do things bass-ackwards and try to make altered books without really having much knowledge of bookbinding technique. So, here's what happened.
I think I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that the binding of the book was in bad shape. I also took out a bunch of pages to make room for the paintings. Right now, the first 2-page spread is glued to the front cover.
But here's the real problem (well, one of them): When the book is open flat, the painting fits perfectly. But when you try to close it...
So, what to do? Right now I'm considering gluing the pages together, kind of like a board book, then cutting the spine in half down the middle, and sewing a wider spine from another book onto it to hold the 2 parts together... I dunno.
But it's been one of those days, anyway, if you know what I mean. Have you ever started to shake a bottle of ink, thinking the top is screwed on... but it's not?
Hope your day is going better than mine...