A couple of months ago I downloaded Lyric Kinard's workshop called the sample platter from the quilting arts web site. It is a wonderful mixture of diffent techniques to try for surface design. At the end of this DVD she demostrated an easy way to make book covers. So I decided to have a go at making one.
I used a few techniques in the DVD.
- Screen printing-The front cover of the book is a screen print I designed
- Stamping-I made my own rubber stamp and printed this image onto the spine.
- Rubbing-I did repeated rubbings of a flower stamp and a line printing block with shiva paint sticks.
In addition to these techniques I ragged colour onto the whole piece of fabric with 3 different colours.
The front of the book
The back of the book
The spine of the book
I quilted the book cover front and back and added beads where the quilted lines crossed each other.
It was a really enjoyable project and I am planning on doing many more covers.