Sunday 13 August 2017

2017 #11 Books: The evolving Book {by Bryan Evans}

2017 Topic 11: Books - Book As You Go

I am so pulled into Bryan's intuitive style of creating. He just seems to go with the flow so smoothly, and his work always has a fabulous, almost raw feel from the found elements and his photography too, but there is a sense of a true depth to the reasons behind the layers and process. I find this approach super-inspiring.

Hi everyone, it's Bryan here from GeezerCrafter with you today, and I'd like to share with you my Book As You Go project.

I wanted to create a sort of 'loose' style of book that I could constantly add to over time. The front and back cover consists of collage elements using the fab range of Mini stamps and some of the Fresco Chalk Paint range. The board from the Please Do Not Bend envelopes makes great stability for the covers.

This worked really well for me, just a brayered layer of Inky Pool Fresco Chalk Paint, and some smearage direct from Distress Oxide Faded Jeans.

Really pleased that I did not brayer to the edges, sits nicely with the colour of the collaged elements.

Banana Fresco Chalk Paint, nice combination with Little Black Dress, I made a collograph printing plate by using stamped and cut out beach huts using Jofy JM24. I little left over paint was used with some wood pens to make some marks.

Just love the fishy stamp!!
These Mini stamps are a joy to work with, I enjoyed making backgrounds and focal points. A bit of my photography of a telegraph pole outside our house, makes an interesting combination.

This page initially did not work for me, So I used this to 'clean' off the brayer from other pages. When I came back to it a few days later, I really liked it, made me feel relaxed and 'grounded'. I will make some more like this and place at intervals in the book!

As my book has no 'set' pages I can incorporate different substrates, here I found some plastic packaging. Really pleased how it took a mixture of Inky Pool and Banana Fresco Chalk Paints.

I have really enjoyed making this book, I look forward to seeing your take on this challenge. There are lots of style of book that you can make. I am going to try making accordion and concertina books. Try to incorporate different types of art with your stamps, paints and Inks. Check out all of those fab Mini range of stamps, don't forget there are also Signature designers ranges too.

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I love that this book can evolve; pages can be added, removed, re-organised in any order - what a fantastic way to make a book suit you perfectly! Wonderful!

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Helen said...

I really like your page that you started out not liking! isn't that always the way! Your earlier collaged layers are fab.

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous !

Seth said...

Fantastic Bryan. I love the color and stamp choices.

Flo Langley said...

Fantastic project Bryan. Especially love the telegraph pole idea :)

Artmadnana said...

Oh my word, I love this book Bryan! I love every page! The idea of extending the telephone wires out of the photo is so effective!! I love the 'mop up' page too and your idea to insert a few more throughout the book. Fabulous, unique creation and so inspiring!! I bet Seth will love this too. You've made me rediscover all my minis!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant inspiration! I'm all for mop up pages! This would be a great idea for adding pages made away from the craft room!

Etsuko said...

Amazing book Bryan, fab background and layers details and I love the telephone pole photo that you used--I am very interested in that form. I adore your freestyle. xx

Miriam said...

Great book Bryan - even teh page you weren't keen on!!

geezercrafter said...

Thank you for your comments, they are really appreciated.

Chris said...

Wonderful book Bryan, very inspiring!

Hazel Agnew said...

Took me a while, but got here eventually. So pleased that I did Bryan. Your art is refreshing and unique. The blend of elements go together so well. Mop up page makes a great background and a touch of photography makes it so personal to you. Like that it will evolve according to how you feel. Great stuff! Like Etsuko says, love your free style!

Hazel Agnew said...

Commented last night but it seems to have evaporated. Great pages Bryan. Love how they come together so naturally. Wonderful,photography. Great choice of stamps and mop ups!