Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Face Books

With all the talk about social media these days, I decided to shift focus to a different type of Facebook: books with faces on them! 


To start, I grabbed a bunch of mini books that I always have on hand. These are all handmade by me using watercolor paper painted with gesso, acrylic paint and acrylic glaze. They are simply bound with a pamphlet stitch, which you can read more about in an earlier post.


I sourced my faces for the covers from Spellbinders Ephemera Papers Two, part of their new Media Mixage line. This is a 36 pages book filled with the coolest images to use in art.


I chose four images of faces to match with my four books and die cut them into different shapes.


I created a series of frames and shapes with both hand painted paper and black cardstock by using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles dies...


and Spellbinders Standard Circles dies.


Then the fun part began. I dug into my selection of rub ons to create some background elements and then layered my faces and my die cuts until I was happy with the cover designs. Now I have my very own Facebooks...
















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Supply List

Spellbinders Paper Art Supplies:

GC-001 SpellbindersTM Grand Caibur® Machine
S4-114 SpellbindersTM Nestabilities® Standard Circles Large
S4-201 SpellbindersTM Nestabilities® Deckled Rectangles Small
MP1-002 SpellbindersTM Media Mixage Ephemera Paper Two

Other: watercolor paper, cardstock, gesso, acrylic paint, acrylic medium, paint brush, rub ons, adhesive, waxed linen thread, sewing needle, scissor, awl

19 comments:

Jo Crawford said...

I love your real life face books! I'm particularly partial to the mod circle one with the two gentleman - very cute.

cHim-prints said...

How great are these? I love that they use so much personal raw material. Good way to use up the ever growing stash.
Beautiful as usual, Seth.

hula-la said...

This is AB FAB...ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! Face-books...Love it!

Found you via Whisperwood and am following.

Aloha

Maureen said...

Really wonderful, Seth.

John Creighton Petersen said...

SETH- I defo think that this would be a FAB class idea, I'd be the first one in line to sign up!!!

Jo Murray said...

Neat books Seth...hope you put them on Etsy.

Kim Dellow said...

Just wonderful! Love them! kim

donnaj said...

cool~

Roberta said...

Fabulous book making!

Angela said...

Fab and very inspirational. Thinking of having a go at these Facebooks.

Wonderful
A

elle said...

This willbe a popular idea. Evidence makes me laugh!

Jane Wetzel said...

omg...leave it to you to come up with just the coolest idea! lol Love your face books!

Gaby Bee said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Seth! Your 'face books' look great!

Gaby xo

Beth Rommel said...

I love how personal this terrific artwork is with the addition of the portraits. Inspiring me, as usual:) to action. Next time I am at my mom's house I will bring home some of the old photos from the early 1900s.

bellefrogworks said...

Just fantastic - you remind and inspire me to use my spellbinders dies (and some others I own!) again. Love those mini books.

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trish quilty said...

love this new posting of new art work. Thanks for sharing your art pieces, it spurs us onwards. :)

irene said...

i love the idea of having these little books on hand for a fun and quick piece of work. i like your twist on the facebook theme. thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the post on our mutual friend, john. he continues to astound me.

angi eharis said...

i love faces! you are really getting me to want to buy a spellbinders set up! very impressive! tx for sharing, aloha, angi in hana