Wednesday, 1 August 2012

I've been booked!

For weeks now I've been creating  a book and I finally finished it last night.  Except for the title plate which I want to make from metal, but will sort out later.
For now, here is my book which is to be titled 'Inspired'

Front Cover, the title will be 'Inspired"

The pages are made from mount board (usually used with frames).  The paper is Neenha solar white cardstock and I used a whole variety of Tim Holtz distress inks and Ranger Archival inks.
Time to Dance
Some of the backgrounds I stamped with paint, some I used water soluble wax crayons (I still don't know how that happens)
Being Good
This girl on this stamp reminds me of my sister, I have a couple that remind me of her.
I used a Hero Arts background stamp on this one and used Brilliance Moonlight White archival stamp pad from Tsukineko.  Leaves a lovely subtle image.
The page on the left is intentionally blank, I didn't want anything to detract from the right hand page.

Mr Phrenology Head

Rather than stamping him from the Stampers Anonymous stamp, I used the digital version and printed it from my computer on Neenah cardstock.  I coloured him with distress ink and then gave him a twinkle to his eye using a souffle pen

Rocket Scientist
There is only one page after this and that is the back cover, which is almost identical to the front cover.  The edges of the book have been painted with gold pen and the binding was done using a Zutter binder.
There's only one other picture to show....  the whole book!

Did I mention it was very small :)


  1. Hahah, you had me fooled! I keep forgetting to sign in before I comment.. so never sure if my first comment gets sent.. pfft..

    Looks great, even as a little book! Have you thought of putting some of your work into one of those Blurb Books? I was thinking about it at some stage when I have enough art to put together. Maybe just a small one.. they aren't cheap but I think they look great. :)

    1. Yes it was sent :)
      I'm not sure which books you mean - a smash book? I made myself a book and put quite a few bits in there and i have 3 art journals of different sizes that i use.
      Some of the pics i have posted are from my journals, although i still havent started writing on them! I dont usually post the one's i write on :)
      I write such random trivia,it is not worth reading.


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