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.


anonymous said...

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

Cate 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.