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Art Book 13 by Frohickey Art Book 13 by Frohickey
Here is art book number 13. This time I made it instead of ordering from India or Nepal. The cover is woven strips of heavy watercolour paper, gessoed, painted and weathered with acrylics. The interior paper is a yellow parchment paper I've had for decades and not had much use for. There are 60 pages which will make for 120 pieces of art to be pasted in. The pages are bound in with strips of leather and the strap to hold it closed (which it will need when it's full) is leather as well with a buckle from an old watch strap. The cover corners are made from thin embossing copper sheet.
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AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the distressed look of the paper. Very cool!
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Frohickey Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's fairly easy to get that affect. You just shout angry things to it for a few minutes and it gets distressed pretty quickly.
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AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice! I'll remember that technique. :D
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Kirok-of-LStok Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
The words that spring to mind are solid and substantial: this is piece of art that encompasses art! Like Leonardo's notebooks, you expect to pull it down from the shelf of some medieval library and wonder at what is locked within! Thought-provoking.

K
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Frohickey Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you sure you're talking about something _I_ made? That's pretty high praise for something made from strips of cardboard and scraps of leather.
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Kirok-of-LStok Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
LOL! I was in a Raiders of the Lost Ark mood!

When you said you were going to paste artwork into it, it made me think of art-within-art. Most of my originals are floating around on my desk getting dog-eared, so a collection where you have put thought into the design of the "container" enhances the whole thing.

Your album design strikes me as vaguely medieval with the strap, buckle and ties and the rustic latticework complements that. The fact that it uses cheap and found material doesn't 'devalue' the design, if anything it makes it more cleverly done!

The hard copy publishing industry is only going to survive by delivering something that cannot be delivered digitally as an eBook and this is where a smart designer can turn a book into a collectable, something that a fan will want on their bookshelf.

Cheers

K
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Frohickey Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I like detailing and creating a faux finish to these pieces. When each book is filled, _it_ becomes the finished art in itself. The most recent one that I'm working on uses mosaic tiles in its detail.
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Marenne Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice!
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Frohickey Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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Bambs79 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! That looks awesome dude - don't part with it! I love the idea and think the watch strap is smart thinking! Plus it looks cool!

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Frohickey Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man. It was fun. :D
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SOS101 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool!!
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Frohickey Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :D .
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Frohickey Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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