I'm starting with the second class, only because I've done the most work on that project. It's a book, and it's called De Corporis Humani Fabrica. Bones galore, medical stuff, a tiny bit odd, and very very cool. Ingrid provided the book (a chipboard loose leaf cut down by her husband so it no longer resembles a school binder), and a package of collage images perfectly sized for the project.
Here is my front cover (not a bit of naked chipboard showing):
The title is on an old slide holder, and it opens:
Ingrid had many images sized to fit into the slide slots, as well as the glass slides to cover them. At home I added the gold micro beads to fill in the half round sections above and below the slides.
My back cover:
The inside front cover, followed by the inside back:
I finished the backgrounds of several pages in class and got a few more done at home. I see this as an ongoing project and I'm fine with that.
Ingrid showed us how to make black drips with India ink, but I did mine at home with black fluid acrylics. I blew on the dripping paint to get it to move and used a pin to get those little feathery lines.
These pages aren't finished and who knows if they will even wind up next to each other. That's the beauty of working in a ring binder; you can move the pages around endlessly until you get them where you want.....and then move them again!
On the right hand page you can see arches. Ingrid had templates for us to use (and copy for use at home) and I have used them on many pages. They're just waiting for images to be applied.
These two pages are meant to go together and will likely stay that way.
Below, two more pages of arches, awaiting further embellishment:
I don't think this page is finished; it seems to want some text. I believe I'll have to consult a medical journal. Hmmmm.......maybe in Latin.
Some of the images we received were done in mirror image so they could be glued together to create these cool inserts for our books:
It's a good thing I find fussy cutting very relaxing.
Here is another (almost) finished spread:
Or does it look like this?
It all depends on how you turn this page, cut to fit the full sized pages.
This technique I learned from Ingrid, not in this class, but in one I took with her two years ago.
If you ever have the opportunity to take a class with Ingrid, don't hesitate!
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