These are a set of books that started off as paper towel collage. I did a swap with Collage UnLeashed last month, and traded some of my dyed, painted and stamped paper towels. I had to trim the paper towels down to 8 x 10 for the swap, so I had lots of little strips left over, and decided to make a couple of collages. The original piece was maybe 12 x 15 inches. I glued the paper towels down to a fabric base, then layered with a batik backing and cotton batting, just like a quilt. I added zig-zag quilting lines with a shiny variegated thread.
I then cut it down to make 4 little books measuring about 3 x 4 1/2 inches. I used several of my hand painted papers for the signatures inside.
These were just too much fun--they are going to go to a private swap that some friends and I are doing. I think that they would make great little Art Journals.