It’s called Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and the Drama.
Well there was plenty of drama involved here.
To make it an evidence journal/book I decided to add and adapt a shadow box or small printer’s tray. I had found one in the USA that Michael fell in love with and adapted for one of his classes.
And some that were yet to be created
The mini books are all hand made and bound to the same specifications as a larger book.
The main book houses both the evidence box
And it’s components
On the left under the cover I created a fronts-piece
Which tells part of the story within
Sandwiched between two pieces of acrylic, the elements used are some of the elements I had from my last Italy trip.
Within the box one finds many individual elements , mostly found, like these mini watchmakers tins that I intend to add finds in Italy.
Adding and combining elements that have been repaired and or altered to serve my purpose.
This piece was a tattered and broken mini Victorian photo album
I repaired the pages, stuck most of them together and added the aged initials of Sara
I added some embossed velvet and left part of it open so I can use it like a shrine when I find the right pieces to add to it in Italy.
Then I will complete it by adding some glass or mica.
The spine was re-done as there was none when I purchased the book.
Mini vials were altered and chained together so I can add items from the journey
I decided to take an old Mezuzah with me, maybe as proof of who this is about, maybe for protection
But maybe I will place it somewhere and leave it in Italy, I am not sure but it needed housing, so I had a very old leather key chain which I cut apart, resewed and measured to size my mezuzah in. The leather was already split so I decided that that would be the pocket in which rests my Mezuzah.
I had a small copy of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant Of Venice” so I wanted to bring that along.
But I hated the vinyl cover it had so I re-covered it in a leather more apt to my piece.