This is the theme to my newest fabric book....
I believe that the heart is made up of many layers...love, strength, courage, faith, loss, pain, joy, happiness, etc. With this in mind, I decided to create a book that reflected a few of these things, that we experience through our life journey.
When I create my books or pieces of art, I like my art to have symbolism to them. Depending on the journey of my own life and what I want the piece to reflect at that time, will depend on what each symbol represents.
For the spine, I created a handmade bezel. Incorporated vintage and commercial fabrics, vintage glove, vintage buttons, machine and hand stitching.
I love to have my books overspilling with fabrics and goodies. I believe that it makes one want to investigate your book.
For this page/pages...I handpainted this image of a path and forest with acrylics and sealed it. A handmade bezel was used to enhance the piece. I created the pocket out of fabric from a vintage luggage piece. I tucked two tags with words into the pocket.
This page/pages were created with vintage and commercial fabrics, vintage buttons, vintage flower and stitching. It is hard to tell, but there is a pocket on the page with the red material.
For the opposite page, I used vintage papers, inks, acrylics, pencils and stitching to make up this piece.
What I love about this book is all of the beautiful colors that I incorporated. Just as I believe the heart is made up of many layers, so is life and it's beautiful colors.
The rose was altered and painted by me and stitched onto layers of fabrics. The opposite page was created using, vintage papers, inks, pencils, words and stitching.
I have listed this in my etsy.