A Birthday

Text by Christina Rossetti

This book grew out of a paste paper day with my niece in 2011 and a playday with some friends to work with polymer clay in the spring of 2012. I wanted to do something sculptural.

 

The dimensions of the outer box are H 6" W 6.25" D4.5". It is made of Fimo, silk and cotton string over book board.

 

The inner box dimensions are H 1.5" W 5.75" and D 4". The bird and nest are 3.75" high. This box and bird are made out of polymer clay with a little bit of wire supporting the bird's neck.

 

The book is H 3.5" W 5.25" D.33". The covers are polymer clay and silk with cotton thread. The text pages are made out of Arches Text Wove designed with wheat paste, acrylic paint and Derwent Inktense pencils

 

The book uses a meander/maze/flutter book structure see figures 31 & 32 on this link

 

 

 

 

The text is cut out of the pages and the pages are subsequently pasted back to back so that the backs are no longer visible.

Meander books