Sunday, September 24, 2017

Artist book capers continue, with the Daylily Book

Here's another artist's book, getting ready for November exhibit.  

This is where I used those laminated (layered) pieces I made, with the daylily dried stems enclosed in them.  I have one extra piece, which I showed the other way up so you can see the copper exterior.

the six pages are made from daylily flowers, not foliage.  That's why they're more of a golden color than the bronzy green you get with foliage.

Inside the covers is metallic gold paint, outside is copper.  Stitched with a gold thread.  And called, oddly enough, Daylily.

Posed here with the plants I got the raw materials from.  

This is the second growth of the daylilies, since all the first growth went into paper, and the flowers and stems likewise. 

This is a kind of thank you to the daylilies as well as a demo to you of what went into making this book. 

Helping a neighbor groom a houseplant today, and the big leaves we cut off came home with me to make paper eventually, once they dry.   Art sources never end.


  1. I love this book. Especially having been privy from conception. Thankyou

  2. Thank you! so nice to know it's being followed and enjoyed.

  3. It's always a treat to follow one of these things from plant to plan to final pages... and yes, fun to watch where you take us on this. It's truly a journey, and exploration. And thank you, Liz.

  4. This book is so lovely! Gorgeous colours.


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