Sunday, August 9, 2015

Bookmaking with Baby

I have been doing a little bookmaking.  It feels great to really finish a piece and send it out into the universe.

This is a little no-sew book of C for her Grammy and GrandJim. The best part is that this book is my first collaboration with C.  

It is a origami style book with a origami folio that holds it.
The paper is newsprint that I had on hand while we finger painted together.  

The finger paint paper she uses is waxy so it is easy to slide the paint around.  The books I've read on child creativity say that is ti s the process not the product that counts.  Well the products counts to us parents. So I figured I could keep or upcycle her paintings if they were on better paper. 

When she was "finished" with painting each of the waxy sheets I quickly laid a piece of newsprint on top, burnished it with my hand and pulled a monoprint. Yes I feel extra clever for thinking of this idea!
So now I have her finger paintings on paper I like to work with.  So I hope to keep it up and make a few more books with her prints. 

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