My villain of choice for this month's "Heroes & Villains" themed book was none other than Cruella De Vil. She was one of the most memorable villainesses from my childhood. I remember her as such an imposing figure--even amidst all 101 Dalmatians. I just had to create a pop-up of Cruella for this spread.
This was a rather large book to work in and the pages had a glossy texture. I began by gessoing the pages and then added the black dalmatian spots to complete my background. After selecting the image of Cruella that I wanted to feature, I created a simple v-fold and attached it to the base of my image. I positioned her over the book's gutter and made sure she fit inside the book when it closed.
The rest of the spread is decorated with images of dalmatians cut out from books and mounted onto cardstock for added body. I used foam adhesive for the dalmatian images to create a 3-D effect. What a fun spread to make!