Thursday, November 5, 2009

Leather & Ladies

I've been playing around with bookcovers. Since I work at a used bookstore I have access to so many components that would otherwise land in the dump. Really old books that are falling apart can be de-constructed and used for the creation of so much art. I especially love leather books. But time can be so cruel to them. When that happens, the next logical step is to save as much of them as I can. I made these pieces out of lovely covers that have an amazing appearance all of their own. These leather covers just screamed out to be transformed. I obliged. There's plenty of color play and texture on them. Metallic paints and Pearl Ex give them both a shiny appearance. I have no idea what I'm going to do with them now. I've never framed any of my pieces, wonder how they'll look if I do. May have to give it a go.

I've placed them at the very end of the blog.
Enjoy looking and let me know what you think of them.
Bright Blessings,


Jenxo said...

oh Tina they are beautiful, such gorgeous soft colors and textures.

i wish i worked where you do!!!my brain would be in overload with arty ideas.......

AZviaTx said...

Sometimes it's hard to concentrate on my job because my mind is on art! And I've infected quite a few folks I work with too. They look for "arty" stuff for me.