Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Remains of the Day Journal and printed fabric

Below is my cover for a book I made in an online class called,"Remains of the Day". The Cover is made from Fabric scraps and the pages are made from paper scrapes, all of which i have a lot.  I could make hundreds of these journals if I had the time.   The teacher of the class is Mary Ann Moss and you can find her here, http://dispatchfromla.typepad.com/  While I was on her site watching the videos for the class, Mary Ann mentioned some beautiful hand printed fabric on etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/maramiki whose site I promptly went to and bought some of her scraps (Syd and I shared the remnants, one of which you can see just slightly on the far right of the open book cover, little red leaves), and since I had been printing paper I thought I should try to print some fabric.  That is the pomegranate surrounded with words that you see on the left and below and the silhouette of crows on the top.  You can also see an example of my printed fabric on the page below, the bird in a nest being held up by a woman's arm.  I have been working on some small zippered pouches in my spare time.  I truly loved making this journal though I didn't follow directions very closely as May Ann works more in production line and I filled in the pages as I went. The beauty of this journal is that you use up all of the stuff you may not ever use otherwise but hate to through away.  Hence the name, Remains of the Day. I have not,as yet written in my journal nor finished filling all the pockets.  Soon I will.


Laura Kay said...

I love your journal. So rich with textures & colors!!

Roben-Marie said...

Your journal is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it. I am finishing up my first one and have totally loved this class!

Caatje said...

Your cover is just scrumptious! Very nice!