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journal covers foiled

journal covers foiled

My favorite art is this—fun and shiny and functional. 

With the covers of the first and third Moleskine held securely between the fabric-covered illustration board the spine could be laced together without tying into the binding of each separate journal.

The binding of the spine wanted to be simple. If I reuse these covers for a single journal or two or four, the binding will have to be re-laced to account for the difference in thickness.

Aluminum foil tape brought the shiny to these covers. I picked up the tape at the hardware store. It's commonly used for sealing ductwork which I appreciate while the heat is running on a cold day. 

The front cover is a a cutout of my letter in 140lb watercolor paper covered in layers of the foil. 

The back cover began with a carpeting of the foil tape. The design in the corner was traced from a bit of stencil. The fish was a freehand scribble. Both were marked out with a pointy wooden skewer. I went back over the marks with an exacto blade and peeled away the bits that couldn't stay.

What I have yet to discover is how the foil tape will wear.

All the edges were burnished with a bone folder tool. I can run my hand over the foil cut-outs without feeling any sharp edges. I hope they stay that way. 

The colors on the foil are a mix of Golden fluid acrylic paints, Liquitex acrylic inks and alcohol inks from Tim Holtz.

Big thanks and love again to my Mom and Uncle John for their gift and inspiration that led to these particular covers.

space in waiting

space in waiting

still packing

still packing