Monday, May 17, 2010

More Hands for my Hands AB

I'm really loving using all these hand images. I may actually have this book finished soon, now that I'm sewing many together that I would never have considered putting together before.

For the left (this is an inside folio), I used a magazine image over a page from a pocket book of hand gestures. I sewed it to the background page, turning it into a pocket. I then added a hair pin for texture, and a masked and stamped image in the sewn box left from the back side.

For the right, I used a very old dictionary page. It actually crumbled when I sewed it, so had to repair it by adding a stamped image. The other images are from a magazine and the hand gestures book.
For the left, I used magazine images and some S&H Green stamps.

On the right, I used more magazine images, a sentiment, and a piece of a map. All I have to say is, this is FUN.

I was recently contacted by Yvonne at These Magical Years, a blog that features tutorials. Today my Metal Book Tutorial is being featured on her blog. For that, I am grateful to her and am making These Magical Years my blog of the day. She features lots of tutorials on her blog, many of which will appeal to parents, cooks, and people who sew. I hope you will give her blog a look and maybe even find a tutorial that sparks your interest.

Speaking of tutorials, if you want to see more of mine, they are on a separate page, which you can access through the link directly under my blog header. You will also find past daily blog links by date on another page, and my previous collaborations on yet another page. Have a great Monday, everyone.

17 thoughtful remarks:

Vicki said...

wow this book is going to be fantastic when it's finished - the pages are amazing!!

La Dolce Vita said...

great pages and as always thanks for the link!

Diane said...

LOVE your pages, Elizabeth! Isn't it just so fun to just start collaging and getting lost in it?! Thanks for putting your tutorials up for access!

Cindy McMath said...

Fantastic progress on the book Elizabeth - love the page with the mushroom-y thing - did you make your sewing look like a bracelet on purpose, or was that a happy accident? :)

Congrats on the exposure with your tutorial. I went and took a look - fun blog too.

Cindy :)

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful new pages here Elizabeth- collage work is so fun and I think liberating. You can get lost in it for hours- these are beautifully expressive and I love the stitching element that you have incorporated! Thanks for dropping by my blog- have a great week!

Terri Kahrs said...

Love the way your AB is progressing, Elizabeth! Congrats on being featured. I'm hopping over to pay a visit now! Hugs, Terri xoxox

PS Your blog comment about my being "minimalist" cracked me up!!! You're a hoot!

Dawn said...

Yes it's really moving now and your have so much fun which is the best feeling isn't it. Making a project that just flows from the fingers.

Love Dawn xx

Healing Woman said...

I do love your hand collaged journal. Some of the items you have added bring back memories, like the green stamps. I also like the newspaper which you have incorporated. This journal could be a nice "study" of hands for sculptors and artists alike.

Dianne said...

I really adore the combination of images that you've been using...perhaps the sewing is giving a different perspective than gluing...love the results!

Marilyn Rock said...

You just choose the most perfect images for your pages! This journal is just fantastic! You'll be done, with it, before you know it! xxoo

Lynn said...

love all those hands...words too...threads...connecting them...stamps...
comes together so well........... will check out the links/other pages later. At work now still.

rivergardenstudio said...

Your "hands" pages are great, and I am just off to see your tutorial... hope your monday is a happy one... roxanne

Seth said...

Congrats on being featured on Yvonne's site. Love the addition of the stitching on your pages.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Wow Elizabeth, your Hands AB pages look fabulous! The images are wonderful and I really like how you have been doing the stitching and making pockets!
Also thanks so much for making your tutorials easy to find, I really enjoy them.
I'm off to visit Yvonne...Congratulations on being featured!
Hugs, Carol Anne

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This just looks more and more amazing, I LOVE the compositions you're creating with these images- beautifully done! Grat on the feature- I'm off to check out the blog......

Melinda Cornish said...

it just gets better and better!

Mollye said...

Oh honey, You just gave me the inspiration for my next post involving hands. Thank you and your book is coming along wonderfully. Mollye