Scroll books.

A few months ago, Cloth Paper Scissors had a scroll travel journal, which I just thought about. When my friend, Anne decided to lead a group with this project I dove right in.

I had a piece of canvas partially painted with yellow and a red, my it was garish and had to banished to a closet. It was also very large 3 feet by 5 feet, I had an idea, just didn’t pan out too well.  So I ripped 5 inches or so off one end, even with gesso I had no trouble ripping it. So then made three differnt covers.  I used all manner of paints and my favorite with Caron D’arche water colour crayons, lovely vibrant. Inside I tried some more of the crayons, nice and pastel  a little too washed out for me. I put that layer of pastel over a piece of canvas that I had misted  over with a homemade glimmer mist.  Not the best. So more layering continued. Then it was time for rubber stamps, not too good on such a rough surface but it added something. Then out with the stencils and a black sharper pen to fill in the spaces.  I used coated wire from my collection.  I put matte medium over the outside of the scroll. Then I made the cords to hold it all together, I used yellow soutache as the base, and glued and twisted in a variety of short fibres. To get that to stay together properly I sewed down the cord with a zig zag stitch with yellow thread on top and green in the bobbin. I gluedn in a couple of maps, a page from a book and some co-ordinating papers from my scrapbooking collections.

Anne used her book while on vacation. So far I just like mine rolled on the mantle.

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