Pages for a swap
done on watercolor paper.
The theme of the recipient's book
is Rust, a bit of a challenge for me
since I am often drawn to
using bright colors in my work.
Subdued color and actual
rusted metal was the goal.
Managed to work in some
copper, fabric, metallic thread
and painted cardstock as well.
A bit of embroidered fabric is combined
here with rusty bits--washers I think--
watercolor, metallic thread, stamped designs,
and a DaVinci quote.
Back of page with a library pocket
to hold a tag. Copper wire,
silk leaves in a "copper" color, fabric,
and a rusted flattened bottle cap
are incorporated here.
Tag inside the library card pocket,
with an original poem and
a vintage charm from my
grandmother's stash of
These pages are about 8 12" x 11"
and holes were punched to
be collected into a ring binder.
A swap is a good way to stretch
yourself and try subjects you
wouldn't otherwise consider!