So I finished Roberts project, #3 in the 25 Project line up.
This was a tall order, you may read about what Robert sent me here on a previous post.
Here is the end result of a lot of thought, labor and love.
Also I took pictures of the collars before I took them apart, and I had a kind of photo shoot so I could make prints of them intact for Robert and Joey.
I made the books with supplies from The Paper Source, they are an excellent resource for quality book making and printing supplies. I wanted to use the collars like they were a fabric, but I had to take them apart to do that. This is the hard part of making these objects, and to be honest it was really very difficult to take these apart, it felt so…final…maybe that sounds foolish but, I struggled with cutting them apart, but in the end I am glad I did. I stared at those collars for a few days before I took the scissors to them. Here are some photos of the books completed
and the other book I used upholstery weight material – because the collars were worn, I needed a material that didn’t scream “new” so I went with this tweed and I think it worked nicely, my idea was to make a pattern with the collars using the holes from the buckle.
in this one you can see the dog fur tufts that I discovered while taking apart one of the collars, this made me choke up a little bit….
and here are some photos of the book making, painters tape is my best friend. Working with cloth this heavy makes book binding a little trickier than with paper, and the painters tape allowed me to work with the material and secure things nice and tight and also allow me to take it apart again. It was quite the process.
You may be thinking to yourself right now, how the heck did she do that for $25? Well, I didn’t. Robert was kind enough to pledge above an beyond and that allowed me to make this project more elaborate than I would have been able to otherwise. Additionally Robert is a collector of my sister, Claire Noonan’s work, my sister is a very talented painter so she sets the bar high!
Thank you for looking, I would love to hear any comments on Roberts project. After doing this particular one I am playing with the idea of making similar things for other people, a kind of custom item so I welcome your thoughts on that.
For now I look forward to making the next one…after I put up my feet and drink a nice, large cup of coffee….ahhhhhhh