I have been thinking a lot about a post by Linda Germain which I read before Christmas, advising “use what you have”.
What I have LOTS if right now are ‘less than successful’ gelatin prints on plain copy paper, the wages of learning this addictive new mono printing process.
SO – the Hot Dog Book. Book artist Susan Gaylord uses recycled paper to make these sweet little booklets with kids, and has a great tutorial over at her web site.
The first one I folded ‘wrong’ so it turned out long and narrow – perfect shape to fit inside a long tall cover. I cut out and gesso-ed two house shapes from thin cardboard packaging, and then mono-printed both sides on my Gelliplate to make my book covers.
I glued three signatures together with YES paste, and then glued the pages to the covers.
Use what you have – great words to live by as we enter the New Year.
What's inspiring you as the old year passes?