Saturday, May 16, 2009

Creating Journals

Working in my studio all day, I started with putting together some hand made journals. After dying and printing the watercolor paper, (I used Fabriano Artistico 140 lb hot press from Dick Blick) It is a fabulous heavy weight paper and prints beautifully.

The papers I start with are 22” x 30”, once dyed I cut them so they will go through my wide format printer. For that printer the paper needs to be less then 17” wide. The images I use have been layered on photohshop, with some of the layers deleted so the prints are more lines then total image. The opacity % is lowered on the layers remaining so that the pages are easy to write on. The pages as printed ar 5" x 11" and then folded to sew into the signatures.

These are some of the journals that I will have with me at the Trunk Show at the Surface Design Association Conference on Friday of Memorial Weekend. I will also have all sorts of digital prints and other artwork.

Tomorrow I will finish printing the various surfaces that will be used in my next Book of Forests. In the next couple of days, I will post my printing results.

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