And here it is! Here's the front cover:
A detail view of the front cover:I found some cool papers at Michaels that were organic in style, but neutral. Some of them had die cut edges that I thought would make the side of the book more interesting. I used the papers as a mini-cover for each artist's double-page spread of watercolor paper. A view from the side:(Now open the book and turn it sideways...) There's a little waxed paper (tinted with Timber Brown StazOn ink) pocket with an invitation, and the first page is the cover to a note to the participating artists.Detail view of the invitation "You're invited to invent":
I "sewed" all the pages together (twice) and then attached them to the cover with some ribbon. There are photos of all the inside pages and the back cover over at flickr. Here's a link to the flickr photo set with all of the photos.
I am not a book binder. Well, at the very least, I'd need a class to really know how to bind a book properly.
StazOn ink is just about the coolest stuff ever made. It inks on almost anything!
Gel medium isn't as strong of a glue as I thought it was. Or maybe canvas just doesn't like to be glued down.
I'm sure I could have made this easier on myself, but I enjoyed the challenge!