Hello! We just returned from spending several days in the beautiful smoky mountains of North Carolina camping and celebrating my daughter's birthday. It was such a wonderful time of relaxing, antiquing, taking in the beautiful surroundings, eating great food, and a couple of "art days" with my daughter. I loved every minute of it! She worked on sculpture and the fantastic art dolls she creates, while I worked away on this mixed media art book I have had in my mind for quite some time.
It was great to have the time to sit and bring it to life this book that has been brewing around in my mind for so long. The idea was to create a tattered and worn "scrapbook" of a group of witchy women through the generations. A sisterhood of sorts. I found myself making up their stories as I was creating the book, so I included a page in the front filled with tags where their stories could be told.
The scrapbook starts with the founder and co-founding sisters of the group, and carries on through the decades to the newer, more glamorous witches, to the youngest members, and even those that were arrested for the participation in the goings on of witches. (I used prints of authentic victorian era mug shots for this part!)
The beautiful Jaelle that used glitter in every spell she ever created, but accidently cast and irreversible spell to grow her hair long and beautiful and ended up with hair that drug the ground behind her for all of her life.
The book was created with a mixture of beautifully textured fabric, new, vintage, and antique lace, canvas, embellishments, and more. The kit not only includes all of these beautiful items, but also contains several collage sheets of images used and printed on both fabric and cardstock. I've even included all sorts of fictional witch names so you can create and tell your own your story.
When finished it's quite a thick book containing all sorts of beautiful elements and textures. There are 16 front and back pages plus the covers, and all of these photos are just a little peek into this fabulous book. I loved putting it together and bet you will too.
Kits are for sale right here, and I will also be offering a tutorial only option in a day or so. This was a very fun book to put together, and is perfect for a Halloween weekend project. Instructions are included with the kits, but you can certainly put this together your way, and tell their story however you would like.
I hope you'll love this as much as I do. xo, Cerri