Monday, July 26, 2010

Strip Ease: the book

Michelle Ward of GPP Street Team has posted Crusade #42: Strip Ease. The directions: "tear your paper or fabric into strips and attach to your page". Easy peasy. A few weeks ago my grandson, Brian, and I made little booklets of watercolor paper. Mine was for Strip Ease, with a focus on children, Brian's was for Transformers and/or Greek gods. The
Library of Congress Prints and Photos online was a great source of children's photos. I also used some of my family's photos. And I used paper, fabric, transparencies, napkins, paper towels, acrylic paint, matte medium, heavy gel medium, water color pencils, and some other stuff I can't remember now. So here's the booklet!










front cover









pages 3 & 4








pages 5 &6







pages 7 & 8









pages 9 & 10










back cover (with a copy of a zombie vs. human drawing by Brian).


p.s. i forgot to scan pages 1 & 2, maybe tomorrow...

19 comments:

Jazz said...

Of course I saw strip tease....

michelle ward said...

Wow Joanie! I whole book! Very cool! Thanks for your cute comment on the street team blog - so happy to know you learned something...and obviously you ahd fun! I am CRACKING UP at that spread with the kids photos....I had just shown my daughter my nursery school and kindergarden class photos and I swear this looks JUST LIKE MY CLASSES.

Thanks for sharing Joanie!

Bea said...

What a fun project! :)bea

Karin Bartimole said...

What a great book Joanie! I gotta say, zombie vs human may be my favorite :-) I love your stiching dancing around all the images! It's really a sweet and fun book.

Marit said...

Love those paper strips... I'm feeling a bit "uncertain" today - don't know what I shall start working on - and you just give me inspiration! YEAY! THANKS!

lenas said...

Hi Joanie, thanks for your sweet comment on my first blogpost!! I came here to rake a look at your work... I LOVE IT!! The book made of fabric... so awesome!! I know already that I will visit you again!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is some fantastic art. I know I'm a bit late getting here, but I am totally impressed by this book. Each page is more delightful than the next, and I didn't think that was possible, but it sure was. I especially liked the treatment of the spread with all the children. You have made one very artistic and delightful book to be enjoyed for years to come by both you and Brian.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love the closeups of your super pages ... fab texture ... very cool!
Thanks for the Library of Congress link. I think it's really special that you and your grandson create together ... talk about quality time :)

Jackie said...

Wow, so many wonderful pages! Great use of the strips.

Joanie Hoffman said...

Thanks to all of you guys for the nice words you've written. It means a lot to me. (under control)
yippppeeeee...(no control)you like me, you really like me.

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

A wonderful book, looks like you had a lot of fun making this. I love it!

sheila said...

Wow, what a treat - a whole book to look at! Thanks so much for sharing it all. I love the pages with all the elements included and photos too.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Joanie, how wonderful your book is!! So fun to find you through this challenge. It's my first time trying it and I really enjoyed it.

: ^ ) lenna

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Love your booklet! The strips really add to the fragmented and tattered feeling of the booklet!

Joanie Hoffman said...

Brigitte, Sheila, Lenna, & MMM, thank you for stopping by and leaving your nice words. I did have a lot of fun with this!

juliet said...

how fun is this? love it. someday i will print on fabric, too!

Joanie Hoffman said...

juliet, someday is now.... :)

michelle allen said...

VERY cool book! i love your style :)
xo,
m

eva said...

BEAUTIFUL!!