This is an Asian themed book made from coffee filters. Its made for a swap at Art for the Creative Mind swap group.
I cut the front and back cover from book board. I bound the book using household string and two wooden chopsticks, as shown.
On the front cover, I cut and made an Asian dancing girl using an iris folding pattern found in a magazine. I added some die cut cherry blossoms that I made using this die: Sizzix Thinlits – Thinlits 3PK Flowering Quince. I added a gold dragonfly charm and a strip of lace along the edge.
On the back cover, I stamped and heat embossed a pagoda, and glued it over scrapbook paper. I added some pink metallic fibre.
The third picture shows the album fanning open. The binding with the chopsticks permits a fanning style that some binding types would not allow.
On the first layout, I used some play money with an Asian theme and some images of Asian people.
On the second layout, I added the silhouette of the Asian dancer, that was cut when I did the iris folding on the front cover. On the facing layout, I added a Haiku poem that I wrote myself.
On the third layout, I used stamped images on both sides. One image is a background layout using Asian letters or words. The other is an image of a geisha girl. I coloured it with Copic markers and added a gold charm in the shape of a fan.
On the fourth layout, I put a photograph of flowering cherry trees on one side. I took the photo myself in Vancouver. On the facing page, I used various Asian papers, including paper taken from a Chinese language newspaper, to form a collage.
On the fifth layout, I used some Chinese papers that I believe are used in Buddhist celebrations on one side. On the other side, I made inchies out of Chinese language newspaper and arranged them in a decorative shape.
On the sixth layout, I placed an origami kimono (folded by me) on one side. On the facing side, I stamped bamboo images directly on the coffee filter, and covered with a photograph of bamboo growing in Vancouver’s Van Dusen Gardens.
On the seventh layout, I used some fresh bamboo leaves that I dried or pressed in the microwave. Facing this, I used an image of an Asian dancer taken from a brochure of a Chinese dance troupe that performed in Vancouver.
And that is my Asian coffee filter book.