Since making a good collage or cover to a book requires layers, it requires time. This is because when you apply a wet medium you have to wait for it to dry. Some Youtube tutorials show the crafter or artist using a hair dryer or craft dryer to speed up the process. I just use air and time.
- The first layer was Liquitex matte medium. Let dry.
- Second layer was Liquitex matte medium. Let dry.
- Third layer was collaging on some papers. I used Spanish dictionary pages and some tissue paper with musical notes. Let dry.
- I applied acrylic paint in dark blue. Let dry.
- I applied acrylic paint in light blue. Let dry.
- I applied orange paint. Let dry.
- Next will be adding a white paint, let dry. Then I'll stencil a design over that, let dry.
I'll be covering over the spine so the previous title won't show through. The specs were specific in that we must choose a book cover that was from a book that had at least a 2" spine...but I knew that meant making lots of signatures of pages, and stitching in a complicated way, a task that I usually mess up. So I chose a smaller book and when I get to the part about attaching signatures to the cover I'll figure out what to do then.
But now it's time to make my weekly pancakes. Have a nice Sunday everyone!