Back in August, Karen gathered a group of us together for a getaway and shopping, then the group came to my house to try their hands at pour painting. This book cover is Karen's creation from the day.
My painting friends were visiting from Florida, and the paint takes 3 weeks to cure completely, since it is so heavily applied and has conditioners in it. So, I kept the pieces here to dry, and mailed them later.
But before I did, I put this book together for her, and another for Guncle Randy. Both were empty covers that they'd painted.
And since I LOOOOOOVE making books, I couldn't help giving her a head start on her pages.
About half are blank, and I added some vintage wallpaper, lace and embellishments to the rest. Now, she has some backgrounds ready to add her own art, or poetry to.
My Special K, as I call her, loves Gatsby. And identifies with Daisy. So, I made sure there were plenty of daisies in the book for her.
She has a lovely poodle, Queen Satine, so when I saw these rhinestone poodles, I knew they had to be a part of the book too.
It is a joy to use these papers, I hope Karen loves working with them too.
Her cover turned out so sweetly, I wanted to honor it with an equally sweet interior.
Thank you for hosting our group for the flea market getaway and for coming to play with paint with me, Karen!!
And if any of you want to make a book with the two of us, I'll be teaching a class at her studio in Deland, Florida in February. Details to come...
I will be away from my desk, enjoying Sister Time in Florida til the 22nd. All orders from the Boutique will ship on the 24th. Thanks!