Showing posts from October, 2021
Happy autumn.  Tis the season of the great big pumpkin.    Pumpkins, witches, warlocks, goblins, bats and cats.  Halloween is just around the corner.  A number of years ago my story rooms and books were accepted for an exhibit.  The theme I worked with was couples.  I chose a number of different couples: The Divine Diva and the Confirmed Bachelor, Venus Fly Trap and the Fly, and more.  The one above I called, The Witch and her Cat.  The witches book of Spells, Portions and Recipes accompanied the story room.  One of my students gave me some amate paper from her homeland of Mexico.  It is a bit of a challenge to work with, but the end result is beautiful.  The tactile nature of the paper is very pleasing.  I used it on the case of the book and in the interior.   I used the green amate to line the case.  This green had the feel of nature in it.   The book was covered with suede leather with a slice of a geode as part of the closure.  I seasoned the paper to give it a more authentic look.