Sunday, 1 August 2010

And another one...

These little books have covers bound with painted silk, reinforced with Vilene interfacing and glued over hardboard. The pages inside are made from watercolour paper, folded into signatures and pierced using a pricking tool and... the reverse of the mouse mat.

I photocopied the painted silk before binding the covers and used the copies to make matching fly sheets at the front and back.

And use five for a surplus mouse mat is for embossing. With apologies to any parchment craft lovers, who will no doubt be appalled, I embossed the figure in this photo (another image from the Artchix sheet in my July DT pack) using the rounded end of a paintbrush handle and the back of a mouse mat to give her something of the effect of those Wedgewood cameos where the image is in relief.
I also painted her with a coat of watered down glossy accents so she appears as a raised image with sheen against the grungy background. As ever my photography in not the best but you can just about use imagination to see the effect in the close ups below.

Both items were made for swaps so I really hope I haven't spoiled the surprise by showing them here.
And onto August already! I don't know where time goes. Lynne at The Altered Element sent me these pretty garden themed stamps which I will play with as soon as I've caught up with my 365 day challenge.


  1. Gorgeous projects, love them. The stamps you were sent look great, have fun. Annette x

  2. Ooh I love the little book with the silk cover. Fab fab fab! And you photocopied it to make the inside? That is too clever :-)
    (Now, where is your calendar? LOL!)

  3. Gorgeous!

    Those new stamps to play with look good too!

    Lucy x

  4. Loving everything Kate, especially the ARTchix lady. Cannot wait to see what you create with the stamps. Lynne M (I received a CC set to play with!)

  5. How beautiful! And the colours of the silk book are just amazing - love the matching paper!