I selected faces as my theme, and used my Cinch, some book covers, and good quality watercolor paper to construct the book. I used the largest coil so there would be plenty of wiggle room for pages made thick with embellishments.
The inside front cover introduces the participating artists:
I don't know who gave me the image, but I do know where I got it.....last year's Keys4Art retreat. We'd all brought lots of faces to use in our workshop with Lynne Perrella, and shared our extras. I love her face and have used it in several projects. It is a black and white copy which I colored with my Portfolio water soluble oil pastels, and then decorated with metallic paint and stencils, stamps, rub-ons, and some bling. You can't see much of the background, but it is made of many layers of paint and stenciling, and some french script from a stamp.
The back could be kept simple, and mine is:
For the back cover, I tore up some patterned tissue paper and applied it with Ranger's Glue N Seal Glossy. I then took a set of face stamps I've had for ages (from I Brake For Stamps) and using archival ink, stamped them on plain tissue. The were cut out and collaged onto the patterned tissue, again with the Glue N Seal.
We have a February 1 launch date, but since I'm mailing to Canada, I'll be getting this out soon. Everyone has selected different and interesting themes, and I can't wait to get my first book to work in.