Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Say The Words update

So the books are printed and bound and now comes the embellishment part. This is kinda cool so I thought that I'd show you.
First, here is how the embellishments look on the page: (with some metal behind the book)
And here is the process: metal duct tape (found at hardware and auto stores) covering a sheet of craft foam (for this I used a teal color as it matches the colors on the page), and then doodled with Sharpie extra fine permanent markers. I find that I am having to go over the doodles again to make the marks really black. The foam really holds the "engraving" of the line. You don't get it from these photos, but I painted a layer of pale green nail polish (wasn't my color) over the top. It looks wonderful with the other greens on the page.

Later, then.


Bettina Makley, aka Fairywebmother. said...

What a cool technique! Thank you, for sharing it! I'm off to the hardware store...lol!

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

how COOL! I've been wondering what to do with this metal duct tape I bought as a failed attempt to bind a book (yeah, i know, what was I thinking). thanks for sharing the idea!