Now when the sculpture are ready and the booklets are created and the video is made it is time to make my final piece of work publicly engaged. I am preparing for an event to which very few are going to be invited and that is because the handmade nature of my project – I would like every visitor to have something with them when the event it over and the handmade booklets are limited numbers.
The video which is going to play inside the chest of the sculpture is now ready. The idea behind including a video was born after considering the safety options of having an open fire (candle) during an actual event. Thanks to the video the process of melting – which represent the process of creating – is captured and processed to show fragments to the visitors. It is short and it is going to be put on loop during the showcase.
Reviewing the finalising steps after the last tutorial has brought me to the moment now when I can share the complete look of each piece of my project. To begin with the booklet – once the design was approved the sheets were printed and I started to build them into books: resizing, cutting, folding each sheet and gluing them to one another. I also resized the encaustic cards I had already have and reshaped a hand painted silk scarf into several small samples. The next thing was to make the glass painting and the wood burned piece of art which took longer than expected. To complete the booklet I made a cover which was like a box and add small magnet to keep the close.
The handmade booklet is finally ready. I have been working on it for the past week figuring our the content, the design, and the crafts I would like to have in it.
Firstly, I changed the page assembling – instead of the casual page turning I decided to make it zig-zag folded so there are pages turning on the left side and on the right side as well. I also changed the first idea of horizontal to portrait orientation. The content is made of fragments which I chose reviewing my notes, highlight and audio files so it reflects the process of making and has some of the important, personally for me, points of it.