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Book + Art

Handcrafting Artists' Books

By Dorothy Simpson Krause

Format: Book

SKU# Z2489

You’ll Love This Book Art Book If:

  • You want to learn how to make art out of books
  • You love mixed media art projects & want to explore paper
  • You want to give book art a try with top techniques

Learn how to make a book, how to make book art, and even how to collage in books in new ways with this great book art project book from Dorothy Simpson Krause. With these tips, techniques and ideas you’ll discover techniques for binding, how to make a book from a single piece of paper and even how to incorporate printmaking into your book art.

Once you’ve mastered these techniques you’ll be ready to work with different surfaces and images. Make book art that is special to you and truly shows who you are as an artist with Book + Art.

In Book + Art You’ll Learn:

  • Tips and techniques for book binding, book collaging, creating concertinas and one-sheet book folds
  • Techniques and project ideas for creating side-sewn, single-signature and multiple-signature books
  • How to experiment and try new book art approaches

Check Out This Excerpt from Book + Art :

Altering the Surface
Surfaces can be altered for practical and for expressive effects. Processes may be applied under the image and words, or they may be applied on top of all or part of the image and words. These processes may be transparent, translucent or opaque. Single or multiple pages can be cut, torn or folded for edge effects, to make room for collaged materials or to create openings from one page to another. Sewing, abrading, punching holes and embossing will also create surface effects, as will the addition of texturing materials such as encaustic, molding paste, pumice, gesso, sand, calcium carbonate and powdered marble dust. A clear crackle glaze wiped with burnt umber acrylic so that paint is left in Pieced Together, 2002, 10 pages, in a tin box 61⁄4" 43⁄4" 21⁄4" (16cm 12cm 6cm) A concertina book, with collaged paper quilt blocks and text from early documents, was made in the Amish country near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and housed in a box found on the trip. To further reference a sewn quilt, Pieced Together has stitching-like patterns made with a large needle. When open, light passes through the small holes in the collaged pages. Encaustic was used to tie texture the collaged surface. the cracks will age surfaces like primed canvas and painted wood.

You can change the surface of Plexiglas, clear film or other plastics by sanding, which will also provide a roughness to which acrylic paint can adhere. Both sides of the sheet can be painted to yield dimensional qualities, or other materials can be placed behind to show through. Sanding leather can also create interesting dimensionality. The subliminal quality of the page surfaces, including the edges and the backs of the pages, unused but visible, are frequently underestimated, and therefore underutilized.

A Word From the Author:

"This book is designed to share what I have learned and to give you relatively simple and elegant ways of presenting your concepts and ideas. Demonstrations will present the processes, and Tips will give you additional information. Creative Explorations will challenge you to consider other options and will provide alternative insights. If you encounter a term that’s new to you, look for its definition in the Glossary, and use the Resources section to locate the people, places and things I may mention. " — Annie Dorothy Simpson Krause

Check Out This Free Excerpt From Book + Art: A Thermal Book Binding How To!

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SKU Z2489
Additional Feature 25 b&w illustrations, 250 color
Author/Speaker/Editor Dorothy Simpson Krause
File/Trim Size 10.875 x 8.25
Format Book
ISBN 13 9781600611544
Number Of Pages 144

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