Monday, February 20, 2012

Mini Book from ATC's

I made a mini book from Artist Trading Card
sized bits of recycled cardboard.  I used
illustrations and text from an old
book about Alaska.

This ATC mini-book also combines
fabric scraps, assorted papers, and
my watercolor and pen drawings.
(click on any image to enlarge)

Most of the pages have minimal additions
to the background image.

I used words cut from the text
to create a "found poem."

I liked the contrast of the Northwest
art images and the watercolor, right.

This was a new way for me to 
use the Artist Trading Card size format.
I put this together while watching television,
trying not to over think the process and
using what I had on hand.
It's a format that has infinite possibilities...

The text reads:

nomads adapting to the signs
In the chapel
printed in Japanese
reviving interest in
the Northwest Indian arts
hostile beauty
faded into the distance.


  1. Really like this book, it feels spontaneous and free. How did you bind it? Looks like tape is what is holding it together.

  2. What a cool concept. Love how you bound it. Looks like strips of tape or fabric? The found words are so much fun.

  3. very inspiring with wonderful results! you must be very pleased with how this turned out!

  4. Thanks girls, for stopping by and leaving a comment!

    I connected the pages of this little book with scraps of fabric and tacky glue. On the outside, I glued on a solid piece of fabric for the binding! I really like the little size!

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  7. I cannot believe I missed this beauty. It is SO ingenious. I may have to try one of these books, especially since I have a week off from my AB class schedule. Thanks SO SO much for the inspiration!

  8. I have to admit, I prefer your book to mine, although I was mostly quite pleased with how mine turned out. Thanks for explaining how you made it in your comment above. That was most helpful.


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