Thursday, 29 January 2009

Book Cover


I'm working on lesson 3 of my online course and this involves using and painting tissue and tissutex , I have made a book cover using the tissutex and squares of waxed gold that started off as plain old brown paper and added a napkin grid, I can't believe that this this piece feels more like leather than paper.I have used an interference blue acrylic paint and this shows stronger on the photo than it actually is.

8 comments:

Jan said...

This is an amazing result isn't it. When it is enlarged I can see that it LOOKS like leather and it looks as though it FEELS like leather as well. Intriguing as to the process and very effective as a book cover. Well done for persevering !

Nicks said...

well I was just going to say the same as Jan... enlarge it and it looks like leather

Oh how I envy you talent with a needle!

Genie said...

beautiful work
have a fun weekend

Heather said...

Love the book cover Maureen, you must be very pleased with the way it has turned out. I must give that technique a go for my altered book cover.

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

Gorgeous!
It certainly looks like leather - another fantastic technique.
Connie.

Jan said...

I dont usually do this but I have been photo-tagged by Pattie and am passing it to you (sorry!!) See my blog

Viv's Visuals said...

Amazing Maureen... the effect is wonderful!

WendyK said...

Wonderful effect, looks like fun