Disclaimer: As always, I've no idea what I'm doing, so any information and/or technique you gain here is totally concocted from my addled brain. This, of course, means that it has nothing to do with the proper way of creating a book, or any kind of reality whatsoever. In addition, you should know that no mono-prints, stamps or ribbon were harmed in the process (well, apart from the one I put upside down and had to tear out).
The book style is accordion, and all scraps were 3" x 5", folded in half. Since the prints had been created as demos in mono-print classes, there was no telling what might show up, front or back.
When assembled it's not even as long as a tube of paint. The cover, a tri-fold so that the last page could be affixed to the centre back, is a painted dryer sheet spray glued to bond paper - more scraps. Delicious, no?
|'Homage to Snail Mail' © Win Dinn|
Fitting comfortably in the palm, at 2.75" x 3" x .5", it holds thirty-three pages, thirty-nine stamps, and so much print and stamp loveliness I was drooling a little as I put it together.
The stamps themselves are truly beautiful, and remind me what a pleasure it is to receive these tiny bits of art in the mail.
I was intrigued by the orange stamp in the centre. Anybody know what it's all about?
I still have a bag full of stamps and
scraps realms of demo prints. . . I wonder how they'll get used. Perhaps there will be another tiny book in my future?