Saturday, January 26, 2008
Tip in Page for AB
The dream keepers house.
Tip in page for fantasy themed altered book.
Paper doilie, magazine images, book images, paint and recycled dream catcher pendant.
This is the front of my tip in and it's not quite finished, I have to do the reverse side before I can add some thread to this side. I think that will take away the hard edges that are bothering me at the moment! I will also add some sort of thread or beading to the dream catcher too. I found the dream catcher (broken) in the 50c basket at the 2nd hand shop.
Fantasy is not usually the realm I would choose to work in but this page isn't actually going to be mine. It will on it's way to Spain in the next few weeks along with a few others I am making as 'thank yous' to some lovely artists who have been working in my 'bohemian' themed AB. I have no idea why they are called 'tip in's!'
Tip in's are basically pages that are made from paper or card and created as per the creating artist's style. The page is then sent to another artist who has the altered book it has been made for. That artist then chooses how to add them to the book..binding them, using pockets, gluing them in etc. It's a great way of doing collaborative art and it's cheaper/safer to post a page and not a parcel so quite a good option if the trade is an international one. The only real down fall that I think they have is that you don't get to see the whole book. It's awesome sitting down with a cuppa and exploring someones AB when they arrive in the mail! There's always things to discover and inspire you and you feel more connected to the project. That said they are equally enjoyable to make and receive!
Thank you for all the comments on my AB pages below. This art form is seriously addictive! I have (shock horror! Surprise!) answered the questions that were asked! Have a great week ahead y'all!