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Monday, 4 February 2013

When I Am An Old Lady

When I Am An Old Lady - Budgie

Here are some photos of latest book When I Am An Old Lady made for Book Art Object. All the text was done on my Typewriter - not easy - there were plenty of screechy bits!  All images are hand stamped.

The idea for this book came from things I said I was going to do when I am an old lady - starting with - When I am an old lady I will have a blue rinse and a 1950's Hairdo like the Queen...and the rest just followed from there.

When I Am An Old Lady - Blue Rinse


I hand stamped the cover also. The first time I've managed to do this sucessfully. I made a slip cover and matching endpapers with a feather image. The feather image was created by putting a pile of found feathers on my scanner and scanning them at a high resolution.

I would never have chosen these light colours (book cloth and endpapers) but I was on a bookbinding course at UWE last year and used a similar colour book cloth and really liked it. I also thought that this was good 'old lady' palette ;-)

When I Am An Old Lady - Book In Slipcover
Book in Slip Cover


When I Am An Old Lady - Cover
Hand Stamped Cover
 

When I Am An Old Lady - Jasper

7 comments:

  1. hehehe! Love your take on the Mrs. Queen haircut!
    And absolutely with you on the cages.Best feeling in the world was releasing birds when they regained strength.
    Now...back to my books...

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  2. Your book is wonderful! I bet your heart was racing when you hand stamped the cover!

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  3. Thanks :-)

    I had an idea how I wanted the hairdo to look. I thought I would have to do loads of sketches - by fluke I drew it and got it as I wanted straight off.

    Must have been a lovely feeling releasing the birds - for both parties!

    Stamping the cover was nerve racking, but I stamped the cloth before I covered the book board and bound it. So if I messed it up it was just the cloth and not the whole cover.

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  4. The feather paper is fabulous, I'm going to have to try that!

    Did you create the budgie stamp yourself? Its a great image.

    Best wishes

    Billie

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  5. Sorry for the delay. All stamps were drawn on to the rubber and hand cut with a scalpel by myself.

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  6. Your book looks very fun and delightful.

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