Saturday, March 19, 2011
When I received Nola's book on "Seasons," I wondered whether I would do Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. Well, why not all? I adore Alphonse Mucha's art nouveau style female figures. He created four beautiful women in his series called "The Seasons": Hiver (Winter), Printemps (Spring), Ete (Summer) and Automne (Fall).
I wanted to find a way to showcase all four seasons in this compact little book (5 x 7). I decided to create windows (or doors) that would open to reveal each season. I printed the images on vellum to allow the words of the book to show through and added a transparency to make it look like a window pane. I used a piece of cardstock that I spray painted gold to frame the four images. Mrs. Grossman's ScrapMetal sticker paper was a great way to add metallic accents to the doors. Antique-looking lock and key brads from Spare Parts provided the finishing touches.