for elizabeth´s second look i went back to my Braille Journal.
i hardly can believe the last time i worked in it was in july 2014... !
when i had started it soon turned out it will become a book of Songs -
here you see the spread "behind blue eyes" (the who) from sept 2013.
if you are interested in more, just follow this Label, which says there are 17 entries for the Braille Journal.
as there are still lots of empty spreads in the book, i thought i might make one for the April challenge at ajj "For The Record" - Inspired By A Song
in my mind was david bowie´s blackstar,
but actually i had to deal with more circumstances than i thought
(maybe i´m just not used to work with paper so much recently...).
first: i did not find a Picture of Bowie where he was a bit sad looking. i tried, but due to Printer issues i could not take one from the web. in my stash i only found a Magazine from Publisher TASCHEN (you can get their gorgeous magazines free when subscribing to their Newsletter!) - with older Bowie photos. so i went with this:
i cut out the photo, but the new (obviously not fresh anyway...) gluestick tore his arm
i made 5-point-star stencils from a transparency in two sizes and stenciled black acrylics onto the Background
(i just mention i get a MESS every time i deal with black Color... black stamppads, black markers, black anything. no other Color [so far], but black. thankfully the mess was only on my Hands and the kitchen workplate, and not in the book.)
i framed the strips with polychromos (dark indigo + warm greyII),
but it was a bit annoying that the paper did not stick well and i had to re-glue...
but the biggest Frustration was working with embossing powder in this book.
i must remember not to do that again!!
i suppose it is the handling of the really large book (catching the leftovers of the powder properly), which is also a bit wonky - so you have to stabilize the Backgrounds with thick magazines when stamping. and the dealing with embossing powder has to be made quickly... ahhh, i would have needed four Hands at least...
anyway. the celestial looking circle stamps are from Flamingo artstamps.
then i called it done.
now it is almost 3 months since he died...
i remember the shiver i got when i saw the Trailer of his new Album - just released shortly before his death. it was so surreal. prophetic.
what a loss!!
i think i might make another Bowie spread soon.