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Topic: Missing the sea - creating a sea book - Lots of pictures  (Read 11619 times)
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« on: March 17, 2010 08:40:39 AM »

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. Smiley

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. Smiley

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 Smiley 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 Wink

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 Smiley C & C welcome! Smiley

« Last Edit: March 18, 2010 12:44:08 PM by jesse_blue - Reason: mistake in writing » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010 08:56:05 AM »

This is so so wonderful!!! So creative and so cool, this is fantastic! I love it, great job! Hitting this rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010 09:00:25 AM »

That is really beautiful!
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010 09:18:58 AM »

that is so cool.... I love it... Awesome job!!!    Smiley
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010 10:01:56 AM »

As I was looking at all the pics all I could say was "wow".  This is amazing.  I love it.  It rocks, its wisted, its fabulous!  A lot of love went into the making of it I can tell.  Thank you for sharing with us!!!

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2010 10:06:02 AM »

I love your book.. beautiful.

« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010 10:16:55 AM »

absolutely rocks...this is beautiful!
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010 10:24:13 AM »

Does it actually feel like sand? It's so beautiful and creative!
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2010 04:04:52 PM »

Thank you all for the comments  Smiley

@lurv2knit: yes, there is something in the paint like sand, when it`s dry it feels like hard sand
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2010 08:25:50 PM »

It is so beautiful. It reminded me how lucky I am and how thankful I should be that I live on the ocean. Thank you!
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