It`s more than a decade ago that i saw the sea. And I miss it. So I decided that, if I can`t afford to travel to the real sea, I should make something that reminds me of its beauty. So some time ago I made this "seabook".
As basis I used a childrens book with very thick pages.
The most writing in it is in German, so I write the translation below it.
Thats the whole thing. In the middle of the cover is a bottlecap with a blue glass-stone, blue sead beads and a lot of glitter. It`s a little bit like a porthole. I like the "bubble" in the stone, it`s imperfect and beautiful at the same time.
The whole book is covered in granite paint - a lot of granite paint. A whole can of it to be accurate. I pressed seashells, a starfish and sead beeds in the wet paint. The gras is "growing" out of one page of the book.
I used a little bit of blue and green acrylic paint at the spine.
I adde a little extra - a little drawer with a nice blue rhinestone as knob. I put sand, seashells, shimmering stars and some sead beeds in it as a little treasure of the sea.
The writing says: "What is majestic? A sunrise above the sea." and it`s a quote from Heinrich von Kleist, a german author.
Traces. Here the gras is growing
I cut out a little window out of this page to place the starfish, seashells and sand in 3D. I painted the "frame" in blues and the "window" in beige so that it looks like sand, or at least try to let it look like sand
The words are "sea" ," living space (in german the word "lebensraum" means living space as well as habitat)", "feelings", "oceans", "silence".
Two english labeled pages.
The last page. I cut out a hole and placed glas from a slide at both sides of it to create a shaker I filled with pearls and stars. Than I covered the glas and the page with paper.
Here you can see the back of the shaker and the back of the book.
Thanks for looking
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