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The Sensuous Life by hogret The Sensuous Life by hogret
Double page spread with centre cut-out tip-in page in an altered book (a 1940's lithograph of The Spanish Tragedie 1599)

Collage: Paper, ink, stitching, paper-weaving, packing tape transfers, gold foiling pen, Japanese masking tape, acetate transparencies.

The tip-in page in the centre flips over to overlay either the left or the right spread.
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wretched-frail Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
what are the acetate transparencies? are these images youve printed onto acetate?
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hogret Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Check out my tutorial at [link]
I print out images on overhead transparency sheets - make for wonderful transparent layers.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Fabulous. Loving the textures. Are you working on fabric pages? Are those stitches, pray tell???
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hogret Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
The textures are luscious - I got carried away just with colours and feel and didn't think too much about content.

Yup, stitches! My newest discovery. This book has paper with quite a high rag content, so I can run the edges of the pages through the sewing machine. Either with thread (as in this page and the Emily Dickinson page) or without thread - then you get a wonderful texture of holes, especially if you use a fancy stitch. If you then ink the pages over the holes, the ink sinks in and makes wonderful patterns. Also adds an intriguing Braille-like texture to the back of the page. You must try it!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
I can't find my old sewing machine! When last seen, it was in the attic, but we took everything apart and it just is not there. I have been dying to move into some very simply stichery. I do have bobbin-tensioning issues (don't we all?), but I have this vision of creating a book with fabric and paper pages, and then learning a simple coptic stitch for binding. But no sewing machine! And it would be too much for handwork. Grrrrr. Your stuff is marvelous, and the stichery...wow. Well done.
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hogret Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Oh yes. I lose my sewing machine all the time. It was recently resuscitated out of the garden shed by athalour, who was feeling domestic. And while it was out I hijacked it for collage. Bobbin tensioning issues luckily don't matter when you're collaging - the snargle of thread is just another interesting texture!

I'm also being tempted by bookbinding ... maybe *widdywoo can give us lessons?
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I bound a fabric cover to a book last night. It looks rough, and there are selvage edges sticking out at top and bottom, but I laced the fabric on both cover pieces (thanks,crop-o-dile), and that part does look cool. The fabric came from another of Emma's thrift finds...it even had rickrack along the waist, which I incorporated. I'll figure out the selvage later, but right now the fabric is moving me. I've decided to investigate sewing machines to see if there is a really generic simple model that just performs random stitchery. Seems like a child's machine would do for all that I would use it for.
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hogret Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Oh fun fun fun. Have you checked out #Book-arts?
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Yup, I'm a member so I get all the posts. Neat-o stuff there. Some very serious stuff, too.
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AeliaNaqwiDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful..:huggle:
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