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Here's the cover for my book when I eventually get it finished. It is painted on something called "Timtex" which I have never heard of. I think it is some kind of very thick batting or stiff underlayment to sew on. It is about 1/4" thick and just sucks up the paint.
Here is the only page I finished in class and believe me when I say the photos do not do justice to any of these pieces. The subtle layers and sparkle of all the metallics really don't show up well at all.