Have been working away on my sketchbook project
which I first posted on here in December
The title "How to Spell and Other Things to Learn"
has led me along a rather tongue in cheek path
with a mix of old book pages and obscure words.
I have used fragments of illustrations from old
book page pieces as departure points for
inserts of text and collage.
I have imbued the pages with a less crisp appearance
by running them through a press with inked
and rubbed mylar sheets as we did at
a couple of weeks ago.
I have used old letter stencils for the text
which I have then filled in with gouache
and red pigment
(which I found in an art shop in Kyoto -
really wish I'd bought many more colours).
I plan on doing an index at the back of the book
to explain the chosen words to make it more
like a children's lesson book from times past.
Like the solutions at the back of a puzzle book.