Today I completed a set of fat book pages for a Vintage Flower Fat Book, from the Altered Art Fat Book Yahoo Group. The flower I chose was Narcissus (aka Daffodil). These pages were created using heavy card stock, 4″ x 8″. I printed an old horticultural drawing of a bouquet then folded the card. On the front of the card, I cut a piece of vinyl smaller than the actual front of the card, I then used my sewing machine to zig-zag stitch the pocket on, leaving the top open. I bought some silk daffodils, took them apart so that all I had were the petals and the center. I placed those into the pocket, added an old book page that I colored orange and cut into the shape of a petal. I also added strappy leaves and circles cut in three shades of green from cardstock and also added some orange seed beads. I stitched the top closed, folded the card in half and glued the sides together to create the 4″ x 4″ Fat Book page. All of this came together to create a pocket that simulates the gathering of pieces of a daffodil. Each card took about an hour and a half to create, but it was well worth the time. Don’t you think? I can’t wait to see the completed book with all of the other artists flowers.
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