I did the happy dance last week when I came home to a complimentary copy of Somerset Studio's Winter 2010 Gallery. My "Sisterhood" altered bookboard is featured in the Special Book Section.
The images and quotes were printed directly on muslin and heat set with an iron. The vintage images are all from Rock Candy Studios. Rock Candy has a variety of supplies for mixed media art as well as image CDs and sheets.
This shot shows the shape of the bookboard. The back of the bookboard is longer than the rest of the pages and that is what initially attracted me to this particular board book. I wanted to put something on the extended page that would tie the book together since it is visible at all times. "Sisters are different flowers from the same garden" -Author Unknown- was the perfect quote and cutting the muslin into an oval shape made it a bit more interesting.
Various fabrics were ripped and attached to the book board using gel
medium. Lots of handstitching went into this book as well and I enjoyed every stitch!