Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Collaboration Journal Ingrid/John

cover for the Ingrid/John collaboration

Three signatures in the Ingrid/John collaboration

one of Ingrid's spreads
About two years ago when I was taking a Jane Davies online workshop I met a wonderful artist, Ingrid Petrini who lives in Sweden.  Ingrid and I started emailing.  Then we became members of a international ATC group.  Our last endeavor was to create spreads in signatures that had a barn theme.  Over the past year I created 13 spreads in Ingrid's journal and she completed 12 in mine.  We mailed the signatures back and forth and now we are done with this amazing experience.  After a bit I know we will start another collaboration together.  You can see all of my barn themed spreads in past blog posts.

The cover for the spreads was created several years ago.  I never had anything to bind in it.  It turned out to be the perfect cover for our barn signatures.  It is faux leather made out of a grocery bag, paint, and stick-on letters and numbers.  After gluing on the letters I sewed over them....not an easy task since they are raised.  I loved how the cover turned out as it really finishes off this project.


Catherine R said...

WOW! You have such perseverance and inspiration! Great stuff.

Connie Rose said...

Truly amazing work from both of you!

Jean Wagner A Change of Art said...

The cover is amazing. I'd love to see the book!

ingridp said...

So beautiful John! I am still planning my cover. This has been an adventure for me.
Loved every hour I worked on this project. Such a treasure to keep.