Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Collage Mini Books

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.

8 comments:

jane eileen said...

I love these. I was in the swap, so it is fun to see where the paper ended up.

Vicki W said...

These are really cool!

Elizabeth said...

Elizabeth!
These are fabulous!! Loe all of the color and I am a huge fan of painted paper towels!! your swap friends are going to love these!!
Hugs!
elizabeth

peggy said...

Elizabeth, they are so cute and what a good idea, I will try it. I am enjoying the journal i got from you in our last journal swap. Love your blog, read it all the time. Peggy

Cecile said...

Looks fabulous ! I made some books today, but they are not so sweet !

tangled stitch said...

These are beautiful and you made them out of paper towels. Wow. Your friends will love them.

Mar said...

awesome booklets!!

Traci Bautista said...

Elizabeth..these are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing. :)
Artfully...Traci