Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Folded Photo book 6x6 watercolor and printed papers.

I learned how to make folded photo books last summer. I have been using the pretty double sided scrapbook papers that you can buy in craft stores. Then I got the bright idea to make the fronts and backs of the books with some of the watercolor paintings that I have. Many of them are paintings that were done in a workshop so they are not eligible to be put in a competition or they are not quite the quality for framing but they have some nice areas. I laid the painting outside and gave them a good coating of Krylon matte finish so the watercolors wouldn't be damaged. Then I chose areas in the painting that would make a nice cover and papers that would be compatible with the painting. The books are tied shut with a ribbon. The light was fading when I took the pictures out on my deck but I wanted to get a shot of it before taking it to the gallery tomorrow. The top picture is the closed book, the bottom is the opened book which looks a little like origami. I think they make very nice gifts.


  1. What lovely photobooks - love your creative idea for using watercolor paintings - so important to never throw away what we think is not quite up to par because they certainly can be turned into wonderful treasures. Thank you for sharing. God Bless

  2. It's been a while since I've visited, don't know why. Love your abstracts!! The idea of the photobooks is great, and I love the loose style of the watercolor. Great idea to recycle our works.



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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.