Every Saturday for a while, you’ve seen artists and their interesting work here. This week, it might be interesting if you wrapped yourself in some creative work yourself. Not sure of what you want to do? Here are some suggestions;
1. Try paste paper. A lot of fun for very little money. Use your fingers, you don’t need to buy anything to have fun with making marks. Lili’s Bookbinding Blog has a great tutorial. Lili also marbles paper in the traditional way. Don’t miss the eye candy surface decoration.
2. Have fun with acetate. Mel shows you how to emboss inexpensive acetate and make a 3-D flower with only one layer of acetate.
3. DIY: pumpkin with book pages. Couldn’t be easier if you want to scare kids out of reading. No, no, just kidding. I’d love to see that pumpkin done in torn-up maps, too.
4. Make a book the old-fashioned, real-book-bookbinding way. Worth a look, but not a project you are going to whip out in a day or so.
Have a creative weekend!
–Quinn McDonald is having her own fun in the studio this weekend. It involves Quinacricone Azo Gold.
2 thoughts on “Saturday Creative Do It!”
I plan to spend time working on a quilt I am making, but the book binding looks interesting. I have made a few simple bound books and enjoyed the process.
“Real” bookbinding requires a lot of being exact. Which you, as a quilter, may be. And I am not. I spent years loving bookbinding and having binding teachers despair of my inability to cut straight, even with all the tools in the world. I now do wabi-sabi work, which I love.