Sunday, 22 November 2009

Accordion book

This morning I was feeling a bit off colour and was sitting reading some poetry. I came across 'The Cap and Bells' by W. B. Yeats, based on a dream he had. The theme of the jester led me to thinking I should use the poem in a piece of art. I remembered an accordion book I bought a while ago and this was the result:

To start, I sprayed the card with a variety of Glimmer Mists.

I printed out the poem and cut up the verses. I attached the title to the front page.

Once the Glimmer Mist had dried, I attached the verses of the poem to the card, one on each page.

I then stamped various floral stamps by Papermania around the verses.

I then highlighted the leaves, scrolls and flowers with Miracle Moonlight Gelly Roll pens.

This is what the book looks like standing up.

The book came in a tin, and so I decorated the lid with complementary coloured alcohol inks, adding the flower and gemstones as embellishments.


Cheryl said...

this is beautifully decorated and love that verse,love the ink on the lid too hugs cheryl xxxx

Faye said...

Wow, Jackie! I would love to see this accordion book up close and personal! It is so beautiful.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your book and the poem are so lovely Jackie!
Reading poetry seems a very healing balm!

Some of my art