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Friday, August 15, 2014

Another photo

A slightly better photo of Rain!!

Art Journal - Rain

This is my twelfth journal page.
I based it on a favourite song of mine
Rain - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
I am NOT happy with how the blue shadow looks
because it really is not that colour on the page!!!!
 
 To create my page I took a piece of scrapbook paper
I knew I would not use on a layout & covered it with gesso
spritz blue inks all over it and allowed to dry.
I then covered it with Tim Holtz tissue.
I added a bit of blue paint with sponge here & there.
I die cut Umbrella man from chipboard & used
it as a stencil to apply Viva D├ęcor Ferro paste
in Steelblue. I let it be uneven too for texture.
I stamped images of rain drops, rain in words
& die cut letters & added a lady with Umbrella.
Stamps by Katzlecraft,
(mine were previously loved)
Studio G & Inkylicious

 
This is a small postcard I made to send
some documents to my sister.
 

 
used distress emboss ink & black embossing powder.
I then gently stippled paints around them.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Recent Creations

Firstly I am sharing the final pages
in my 3x3" handmade mini journal.
They are a bit hard to photograph  because
I coloured the pages with two shades of Inka Gold
 
 
Next is the start of a new project.
My very first hand stitched (bound) art journal!
This book measures 91/2x51/2" open page spread.
This journal is all about backgrounds
with texture/colour/imagery.
This first image is the front piece of the booklet.
 


This is the first double page spread.

 
Second double page spread.
I want this all about colour and texture
I want to experiment with stencils, pastes
floral images and stamping.
I am not bothered about any journaling on the pages.
I will share the cover when the journal is complete.


Sunday, August 03, 2014

Album/Box decorate Tim Holtz Style

WARNING!!!!!
PHOTO HEAVY!!!
 
First picture is a collage of it all.
 

This is my favourite side. 

Totally love the top of the lid.

Back.

Close up of centre Eiffel Towers.
These would not meet neatly in the middle
& so I have put battery tea light in centre.

 One of the sides.
 
 Front - wish I had used my favourite side for this!!
 
 The mini album inside.
I wanted to make a functional mini album.
I wanted it to be cheap to make and
I wanted to use my Tim Holtz papers
& new Stamps & Dies set French Flight.
I can not take credit for the design of this book, the credit
goes to Kit Bauer (Paper Kitz) She has a You Tube
Channel where she made mini books from one single
sheet 12x12. So of course this thrilled me!
This was fun to make. The box itself took 25 minutes.
The decoration took about 5 hours over the course of a week!
French Industry Paper
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain/ Antique Linen
Hand stained coffee paper
Tim Holtz Stamp sets
Chipboard - backs of A4 pads.
Trinket Pin
Book Plate die
Chain
copper brads aged with Inka Gold Browngold