Here is a site out of the Victoria and Albert Museum (a place I want to visit someday) with directions and a template for making your own illuminated book.Earthgirl and I have not done this yet, but we will - oh, yes, we will! I don't remember where I first saw this, but a recent post in Jamin's blog reminded me.
In the meantime I started playing with one page, printed by accident on goldenrod paper, using watercolor pencils, a recent addition to our art stack. I love these! You color just like regular colored pencils, then can wash them with a wet brush. The colors pop out, and you can blend a little.
I think this will be a popular project. While I was preparing this post, 2 little almost-9-year-olds looked over my shoulder asking, "Did you do that? Where is it?"
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