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