Book Arts Improv Book #4: Rabbit Glue
Welcome to the oh-so-late result of this week’s Book Arts Improv!
Anyway, here are the themes I was working with this week:
- A bad idea for a first date: Tour of the sewers
- A non-food that you’re sure you know what it tastes like, even though you’ve never tried it: Coccoina glue – smells so yummy!
- What is Wiggum dreaming about? Chasing rabbits
And here’s the finished product – the last Improv book for 2013, Rabbit Glue:
The book is covered in a brownish-grey Lokta paper. The round manhole cover was carved out of bookboard and then covered in Lokta. Additional detail was added with watercolors.
The structure used is a tunnel book, which has been stamped with images of a rabbit. It’s meant to evoke the feeling of traveling down into the sewers when under the influence of Coccoina Paper Glue.
Here are the hand-carved rubber stamps I used (I can’t help myself):
Included in the book are 3 copies of a brochure warning folks of the dangers of Coccoina Paper Glue, including risk factors for addiction, stages of dependency, and treatment. I figured that people could keep one copy for themselves and give the other two to their loved ones when necessary.
Here’s a sneak peak into the brochure:
The exact cause of Coccoina Paper Glue abuse and dependence is not known. However, a person’s lack of craft supplies and creative block can both be factors. Peer pressure can lead to glue use or abuse, but at least half of those who become addicted attend craft shows at least twice a year.
I hope you enjoyed the book! As soon as I complete the edition, which will be limited to five, I’ll put some up for sale on Etsy.
I’ll be posting the grand prize winner shortly, and that person will win a set of books that includes each of the four books created during this year’s Improv.
Good luck to everyone!