I recieved my brown sketchbook and have been planning and thinking about it for days. Even though my book is Untitled, the theme is postcards from places I visited on an around-the-world trip I took with my dear friend, Rebecca, in 1969. My postcards are collage inspired by Nick Bantock (my idol). So far, I have completed one postcard and have four others awaiting me on my desk. I wish I had original ephemera from my trip, but alas, who would have thought that I would want or need it now. Luckily, the book is not due until April 2012.
I'm wondering if I should paint the pages...they seem so thin. Lenna has taken her's out, added foldout pages and rebound the book. I don't think I am that ambitious, but I want the postcards ( mostly 4" x 6") to have a suitable background. And the background can't be too busy so I may stick to just a solid color. So many questions.
Does anyone, who has experienced this book, have suggestions? Should I try watercolor crayons? I really don't have anything to practice on other than old computer paper which seems to be about the same weight. What about glue? Acrylic medium? Seems a little wet. Maybe Yes Glue. Might experiment and glue my postcards to one piece and then glue that piece into the book. Seems like that would be a problem since the book is suppose to be only 1" thick when finished. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Off and arting.