1 August 2009

50 books #32
disintegrate to create

Remember paper bundles weathering all over the world last winter and spring? Remember who started this? Initiator Seth Apter at The Altered Page made us all doing a follow up and we were asked to reveal our projects on August 1. My bundle was in storage for some months and i digged it up just in time.
For previous posts featuring my disintegrating bundle:
click here (scroll down a little there, this post will show up first...)




What else than making a book out of the paper...



I pasted the black paste paper on some florist mesh for strenght, mixing front and back sides. The black fuzzy parts happenend in the months outside. The paper sticked together when moisturized, some of the black paint transferred that way. Well... actually it could be some kind of mould... I'm not really sure of that transferred paint, but it's cool to think that happened :)



The thread used to bind the book is the cotton yarn the bundle was wrapped in. Before stitching I waxed it a little for easier handling. The three sections are made with watercolour paper of several sources (i.e. quality). The three sections differ from four to ten pages.





I left some minor gaps between the glued on paper pieces just for fun :)


Major thanks to Seth for settting up this project! Be sure to visit the Altered page to see what all the others (more than 100!) made with their bundle.

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34 comments:

  1. Schitterend resultaat weer Dymphie! Mooi verweerd, prachtig van kleur.

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  2. What a great idea and I love what the elements have done to the paper. Super.

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  3. Ja, dat mag je wel desintegratie noemen. Fantastisch boekwerk, Dymphie!

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  4. Such a lovely book...and you put it outside! All in the name of art. I love the effects you've created with the help of the weather.

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  5. Wonderfull piece! I really like that! Thanks for your comment! :)

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  6. I love the colours and design of your old/new book! It's been a great project, hasn't it? Greetings from Wales.

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  7. Wat leuk.

    A terrific transformation.

    And thanks for stopping by mine (Pentamento)

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  8. Dymphie, this journal is awesome!!! I love the colours and the worn look. And how clever to reinforce it with florish mesh... a trick I got to remenber!

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  9. I love your book! Very cool! Thanks for visiting my blog - I had a lot of fun creating my weird little piece!
    Olivia

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  10. Delicious! I know that your book will inspire wonderful, creative things! I'm so glad to find your blog, too. All of your books are very inspiring :-)

    Tot ziens!

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  11. wonderful book and cover, how lovely that you could actually salvage the string and wax it to use for the book! brilliant!

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  12. You are the handmade book Queen Dymphie! Beautiful creation!!!
    ~*~ Patty

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  13. What a great looking book. I wish it was here right in front of me.

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  14. kindred bookmaker spirit!! i made a much simpler version of a book, and adore it...and i'd love to SEE and turn the pages in yours. great idea for the cover....i think more books from discoed things will follow for me..getting out in the winter and planting pages.

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  15. Leave it to you to make a book out of your DisCo pieces. Love it and your ingenuity.

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  16. Great idea, the book is marvelous!

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  17. Fantastisch Dymphie, ziet er geweldig uit!

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  18. It's amazing how can all make the disco project meet our own styles and needs! Your book is a great momento!

    Thanks for visitng my blog and for playing Lucky Dip!

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  19. Wonderful work! Love the paste paper (that's what it looks like) with the swirls. Nice color too. Waxing the cotton is a good idea. This will give you great joy. thanks for your comment on my blog - Jeanne in Oregon p.s. Like your "cereal box" book.

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  20. Beautiful book, like so many of the other projects I wish I could hold it in my hands. Or sketch or journal in it, it looks perfect because its so imperfect!!

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  21. Great colors!!! Good idea on the gaps. Susan will be spending a lot of time at your blog as she loves making books. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  22. This is very very cool. You did a great job on the finished project.
    Fun yes?
    Thanks for coming to my blog to see mine. Do come again.

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  23. leaving the gaps is perfect
    and it only adds to the appealing vintage charm of the piece
    awesome!

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  24. Great book- love the patterns and texture of it. Just amazing all that has been created from this project! Thanks for your kind comment on visiting my disco dance too!

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  25. Very nice! The color is lovely. What will you fill your book with now?
    Judith in NYC

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  26. I love what you have done with this, and seeing how this book began... what a wonderful project... Roxanne

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