Tuesday, January 04, 2005
This is the third spread in the book. I painted the pages with robin's egg blue acrylic paint, and when that dried I swiped it with several colors of Colorbox fluid chalk ink pads. Then I cut out the woman's portrait and glued her in place. It doesn't show very well in the scan, but I mixed some very fine gold glitter with Perfect Paper Adhesive (matte), and dotted it around on her hair jewels and necklace with a toothpick. I was really surprised how great it looks. When you're looking at it in person, the necklace, especially, has a 3-D effect--like you could almost lift it off her neck. The writing was layered over a piece of mulberry paper that is printed with gold, silver, and copper.