Monday, September 7, 2009

Illuminated Book

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?" 

3 comments:

Mildred said...

How very pretty. I would love a project like this. Keep us posted.

randi said...

This looks like a neat project. My crafty daughter would love it!

ScienceGeek said...

Very cool. This ties in so nicely with your study of the Middle Ages this year.

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