The first attempt was not good, the paper sandwiched got wet from the flux and also the water from cleaning. When it tried to dry it ended up molding. I love experiments, they teach you to be patient and not make everything precious! I again put the project down for a prolonged time.
During this break I realized I did not really want it to be my story but how I became who I am today, like the foundation of me.
When I look at the photos below of the templates and see how clean my workbench was, wow, no burn marks not flux stains anywhere!
So back to the drawing board for me. I knew I wanted it hinged so it could open and close. And it had to look somewhat like a house. Not much to ask.
Now where to find the contents of the collages to go into the panels and to be two sided. Lots of paper snippets came and left and finally a few stayed.
Here are some more photos of the in process steps. I have to do some clean up and work on the closure.
It was a very cathartic project. Going back to my childhood and working my way forward. Reliving some not wonderful times and reliving the most amazing times. It was an emotional rollercoaster.
When I get the finishing done I will do another blog with those photos and a video to go along with it.
Thank you for being part of the journey.