Last weekend, I spent the day with art friends making two batches of boiled books. We each gathered and brought plant material to share. We even had a food section that included carrot, sweet potato, beets, baby bok choy, red onion, yellow onion skins, blueberries and pomegranate!
Opening your books after boiling is a lot like Christmas because with this process, you never quite know what plant material will leave color or texture.
This is how my four books turned out
(front and back):
I just love how the color and texture came out on some of the pages:
I started making covers for my boiled books. The two on the left are covered with distressed looking scrapbook paper. The two on the right are covered with handmade papers that I embossed.
I used the Artistcellar "Seafoam" stencil to emboss the brown cover on the left. I used an embossing folder to emboss the green cover on the right.