Showing posts with label mini book. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mini book. Show all posts

23 Jul 2017

Underwater Mini Book Cover





I have always loved seahorses so when I saw 49 and Market's gorgeous Sea and  Sand paper pad, I knew it would be perfect for my mini book to scrapbook the few days I recently spent at the seaside.Then I saw they had matching seahorse stamps ! So of course I just had to get those too!





I decided to use the front cover of the pad as my mini book cover and covered it in gesso, then I had my doubts as it got a bit soggy poggy, but luckily it was ok when it dried out. I made a a background with watercolours and used embossing powder in olive for the seaweed. For the air bubbles I embossed some with clear and others with white. I watercoloured the lovely seahorses and stamped Indigoblu's bubble stamp all around the edges and heat embossed them  in white.



I finished off by spreading some bead gel over the bottom of the cover.This was my first play with the stamps and I am looking forward to using them again.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I would like to share this with the following challenges.




5 Jun 2017

There Is Always Something New To Discover



 


Well the summer has finally arrived !  I am celebrating by making a mini book full of flowers, and all things nature . Nature has always been a huge inspiration in my art. This is one of the tags in my mini book and I have also been experimenting with recycling gift cards, so please stop by the Indigoblu blog to see more.


I would like  to thank all of my crafting friends for asking about me after the latest terrorist attacks in London. I am ok, I live about 17 mikes from the recent attacks.

I took this photo of London Bridge at around this  time last year.

 

 


I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges



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27 Jul 2016

The Voice of the Sea Speaks to the Soul Mini Book

For this months challenge at Mixed Media Mojo I decided to create this simple little 6 x 6 chipboard mini book.


I started by coating the cover with some gesso, the gesso gives it a good base to hold inks and paints. When it was drying I brayered some Stonewashed ink onto the top of my gelli plate, followed by some swipes of Sail Boat Blue ink. I was careful to leave some spaces in between the swipes as these would become the white waves.
 

I laid the cover onto the plate and pressed it down firmly, and hoped !
 

It came out Ok is sh !
 

I used watercolours to go over the sea and waves and added some sand texture paste to the bottom of the cover to create the beach effect. When the sand was dry I painted over the top of it it with watercolours.I also glued some real shells onto the beach.

You may like to try a recipe by Tim Holtz to make your own sand. I don't have any of the products he used so I couldn't do it, but if you have those items you may like to give it a try as it looks interesting!

I stamped my sentiment over the sky in Archival ink, and finished the book by adding lots of threads and ribbons to the bookrings.

 


Why not join in the fun and create something for this months theme. The twist is optional, and everyone of all experience levels is very welcome to join us at Mixed Media Mojo
 

 


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