Sunday, January 29, 2012
January BPJ, Redux
So, I was somewhat pleased with myself for finishing the January JBP piece pretty early. When I posted it a few weeks ago all that was left was to figure out how to finish it. I got a 4”x4 stretched canvas which I thought would be perfect. The size seemed just right. I found some amazing fabric in my stash to make a background, with the perfect colors. I put the thing together and…hated it.
It looked totally Grandma-ish. Not in the cool-vintage way,but the “located just between the Ben-Gay and the Polident” way. There was no way to add to it or subtract from it to make it any better so I tore it apart.
My other choice had been to put it on a journal cover.I Below is a detail of what I have done with it so far:
I used layers of various fabrics, Rayon overdyed ribbons, painted Tyvek, beads, Nymo and mettalic threads. The round beaded BPJ piece is a little heavy so I will shore up the cover with some kind of board. I’m liking it better and am looking forward to figuring out the book pages. I’m sure it will keep changing for a while.
Now I need to decide what the BPJ is going to mean for me from here out. Am I making the round pieces and finding a display application for each one, or am I Making a beaded focal design for books and they can all differ depending on the size of the book, etc.?
...And I now have 12 4 x 4 canvases that I can play with!