I covered the hardbound book in upholstery fabric that I thought looked old and had a Middle Eastern feel to it and a wide fabric ribbon with gold metallic embroidery on the spine and added the tassels... what's an Arabian book without tassels, right? I printed and matted an illustration by Edmond Dulac and framed it with tiny metallic trim and placed it on the cover with the book title in metallic letter stickers (not sure you can read it on the photo though).
I used a large variety of products from paint, colored pencils and rubber stamps to stickers and ribbons to embellish the pages. If you look closely, you'll see the print of the text showing through some of the illustrations that I printed on vellum paper and acetate. And, in case you're interested, here's the completed doll that goes with it. If you'll notice, she stands on a miniature Turkish rug and her little pointy-toed shoes were a gift from a Turkish friend of mine who brought them back from one of her visits home. I used very large gold sequins for her finger cymbals.
So that's it for today. I know my posts have been rather long thus far so going forward, I'll try to shorten them as much as possible and still tell you what I think you might want to know. You can always ask questions if you want more information on any of my projects. I hope you have a wonderful day... it's almost the weekend again already! Yay!