Monday, 17 June 2013

Mixed Media Book

This is my second post today.  Click here to see the tag for this gift.

There's a new challenge started called A Mixed Media Colour Challenge, and the little mixed media "artist" in me did a little jig - an excuse to get messy!


I made this book as a commission for an 18th birthday present.  I made the covers from chipboard and applied a layer of gesso before applying three layers of white acrylic paint.  I then painted on streaks of pearlised pink paint.  I stamped some images onto white copy paper and painted a wash of pink pearlised paint over them, cut them out loosely and stuck them onto the front and back covers.  I stamped some more images using Versafine Onyx Black.  Next time I would use Staz-On because the ink didn't dry on the white paint and I smudged a couple of times.  But it all adds to the grunginess ;)  I sprayed the covers with fixative before assembling.



I made several pages for the book from white card, and interspersed with tags made from Tim Holtz double sided DP.  I added stamped images and wise words throughout the book in Versafine Smokey Grey.  Then I assembled the whole thing into a book using my Bind It All and silver comb binding.

I added dimension with a zigzag of silver glue and some pink Pebeo Gloss Touch.  Tied various ribbons and threads to the spine, added some silver beads and two silver ladybird charms and sequin ribbon (you can see the pearl lustre better on this photo than in the last post).

Here's the back cover:



Stamps: JOFY, Stampers Anonymous, Urban Beat, Urban Life

13 comments:

  1. Oh good for you making your book! These look fabulous - I like it a lot!

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  2. Shirley-bee, your book is GORGEOUS! LOVE the front and back covers! That pearl pink is such a great detail and your flowers and sentiments are just Perfect for an 18 year old! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

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  3. Wow Shirley-bee! I'm sure the recipient of this beautiful book will be thrilled! Love your mix of sentiments and flowers! Thanks for joining along with the first Mixed Media Color Challenge!

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  4. Fabulous mixed media book! Love all the detail and the flowers are gorgeous!

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  5. Hi Shirley. LOVE your book ... and it sounds like you had a lot of fun making it!! It's always fun to get messy! Loll xx

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  6. Wowzers Shirley...you need to go into business making these books! I'm sure this took you hours and hours to do, but it was well worth the time because it is amazing. You better have charges BIG BUCKS for this beauty!

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  7. Goodness, Shirley, there's no end to your creative talents ... this is stunning and a sheer delight! All the details ... pearlised pink, JOFY images, quotes, ribbon/sequin spine ... are perfect for an 18 year old! Anita :)

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  8. So pretty! Love how you used the colors! I am sure she will treasure this book.

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  9. Wow! What a truly beautiful book! I love the flowers and wonderful sentiments! I am sure that the recipient will love it! :)

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  10. What a masterpiece! I feel like rushing out to get the bind it all! I love the Jofy stps too! I love all the details and colour scheme!

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  11. What a wonderful journal you created - love all the stampings, colors, ribbons and sentiment!

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  12. what a beautiful book! looove what you did with the colors and your streaks of the pink. thanks for sharing.

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  13. Lovely journal page! The sentiment stamp is really nice!

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