My last altered book was intended to be fully black & white but, as I have begun to feel much more hopeful than I felt at the beginning of the pandemic, it became colour-filled. So, now I am working on another, this one is also intended to be B+W but I already have a few ideas rattling around in my mind.
The pages were created using mixed media paper and payne's grey acrylics mixed with matte medium, flow aid and water along with salt as I wanted to emulate the 'prayer' pages created by a Theologian who is also a watercolourist. She experiments with wet on wet and wet on dry pages, using the strokes like prayer beads and I love that so much as I have always equated painting time as a form of meditation or prayer. Besides reading, it really is the only time that I focus fully on the present.
Anyway, I ended up creating too many pages for the small altered book so I think I will also create a couple of accordian booklets as well. Perhaps one, or all, of them may have some additional colour drawings/paintings attached...we'll see!
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