Vintage Foliage Book Cover in Mixed Media

Hi there, Ellie here…
YES, my 36th book for a series of bookbinding which I call series 52. You can find more info on this series on my personal blog.

The book cover is from MDF; the front cover was cut in 2 pieces, a narrow strip for the hinge on the left, and a wider part to act as the actual cover. It is covered with jute which makes for the hinge, and the jute thread is to hold the pages. The back cover is one solid piece, the MDF is about 4 mm thick.
The ‘pages’ are plastic pockets for 13×18 centimeter photographs or any other content that size, of course.

The book measures 19 x 21 centimeters, the plastic pockets inside of it 13,5 x 19 centimeters, 16 pockets in total.

To start decorating the covers, I white washed the jute with a watered down acrylic paint.
It was fun just using a tiny piece of colored background to fill the ellips frame. The leftovers were then cut into various sizes of circles to extend the color to the rest of the cover.

Background stamping with black ink and mixed media stamps was added to both the back and front cover. White accents adds more depth, done with white acrylic paint and an acrylic marker.

The ellips is the focal of the book, and the fussy cut foliage fits right in the center of it all.All in all it has a vintage style as a start, with the torn edges (jute) and the basic color of the jute, but adding a color and white wash effects it changes to a modern but shabby chic style (I think, lol).
White paint splatters, vintage buttons and lace finish it off.

Hi hope you like my project! xx Ellie

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