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Day 44: An old friend and a new

I worked some more on our old friend, Mr. 8" x 8" Panel:

I found out that if you're slathering lots of acrylic gels/glazing media around, spritzing the wet layer quickly with some isopropyl alcohol will prevent air bubbles from forming on the surface.

Then I did something new. In preparation for the Artist's Book classes that I will teach during the summer, I tried out a flag book:

The principle is that you glue pieces of imagery (your flags) onto an accordion fold spine, with the rows facing in opposite directions:

When you open the book, it makes a satisfying 'click' as the flags open apart and pull in opposite ways:

For the main image, I cut up an old print of mine into six segments. Then I stuck bits of another print on the back so that it could be viewed from both sides:

Click on any of those photos to embiggen them and bask in the detail. It was great fun, and it opens up lots of exciting possibilities for creating and displaying images (and text, too.)

Again, if you want to join me to spend a week making things like this, go the Interlochen College of Creative Arts page and sign up.

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