On Sunday, April 17 I got a great little kit and instructions from one of the members of the ATC Vancouver swap group and some extra notes from another member and yesterday I left the kit for later and made a two row flag book. My covers are textured tissue ATC backgrounds that never did get made into ATCs. I used black cardstock to make my accordion spine and scraps from other projects to cut my flags. For content I used extra images left over from making the April ATCs for trading.
Near the end of December Tangie Baxter posted a video instructions and collage sheets in the Art Journal Emporium and I just couldn't wait to get started. I made my book pages with 140lb. watercolour paper to finish at 4 in. by 6 in. and stitched with butchers twine. I used parts of the collage sheets for some of the pages and Quitfire Design stamps to embellish the pages. Some of the other pages have watercolour backgrounds and collage images or stamped images. I am so proud to announce that my project was selected to be featured on Tangie Baxter's blog
Pretty Little Lines- third spread
For this layout I used a distressed doll stamp on copy paper coloured with coffee, walnut and eucalyptus distressed sprays. I did some journaling with a medium Pitt pen no. 188. The right hand side uses a Quietfire Design QuoteMarks stamp from the Friendship set. The background is embossed and coloured with 2 colours of pigment ink.
Reverse Piano Hinge Book-second spread
I've used another Quietfire Design stamp for this layout. The left hand side has pink watercolour and gold Gelatos with "Find yourself a cup" and 2 teacups rubber stamped with Versafine ink. For the right hand side of the spread I used pink and gold Gelatos, a handwriting background stamp and a stack up teacups and teapot stamp embossed with clear bark embossing powder. There is also a piece of fabric tape.
Reverse Piano Hinge Book
On Friday I was appreciating the beautiful sound of silence, well at least enough silence for me to hear my music. It was a great relief after several men hammering and using a compressor to put a new new roof on the house. So my small Friday project was to do one page in a book I created awhile ago. The cover was a large sheet of paper painted with acrylic paints and black doodles with Enamel Accents and cut down to make covers on several small journals. You can see a part of the paper scan used on my blog header. This book has three signatures with the painted paper cover on each signature and is bound with a reverse piano hinge. I titled it "Pretty Little Lines" with the intention of rubber stamping quotes from Quietfire Design. The first page is painted with pink watercolours and the quote is stamped on pale pink cardstock. It is the diecut and layered over a black cardstock and glued to the top left of the page. I used a Tattered Lace Kaleidoscope diecut in silver and a small flower diecut on the lower right of the page.
Tied Binding Blank Books
Here are 3 more handmade books I made I July. All the book covers are painted watercolour paper and the pages in the first book are painted mixed media paper. The second book has some printer clean-up paper for some of the pages. The fibre is place along the score line and the pages are glued together to make a double thick page. The pages are then stacked together and the fibres tied to the next set until all are joined. For the third book I wondered "what If I stitched through the pages" so I tried that and then tied the pages together as with the first 2 books, but this time only the covers are painted watercolour paper and the rest of the pages are printers clean-up paper and are not glued together.