Thursday, March 03, 2005
Matisse inspired cutouts
After thinking that altered books were not for me- I have to swallow my thoughts ( and a few quiet words). I have just spent the last few days with Marion Barnett from the Alterenative Quilt List ( a yahoo group) and we spent time making altered books and using encaustics. What fun- love the encaustics- love what it does to stitches- I will post some pics tomorrow before I go off to teach for the weekend. First the pages were painted with acrylic and then I lay cutouts on top and then put the encaustic wax over the top- it gives the page a really textural quality. I also made some accordion fold khadi paper books using the same method- and these are a lot of fun as the wax soaks into the paper. Can't wait to show my children this way of working!