Wednesday, March 28, 2012

GIlded Envelope Book

In October I learned a new  book structure (new to me).  It was a book constructed with folded envelopes. Cutting the ends off each envelope created side pockets that are great for holding tags and other inserts.  I fell in love with this concept and have been experimenting with it since then. This book combines that idea with experimental gilding techniques.  Here are a few photos:

Gold applied over acrylic gloss medium:

View of several folds:

Light molding paste applied with a heart stencil, then gold added:

Full sheet of gold leaf applied, then painted over and stamped:

On this page – variegated gold leaf, and gold applied with stamps:

Another view of several of the pages:

I will be teaching some of these gilding techniques at Holy Angels Convent, April 20-21.