.. If they don't like what you bring to the table, let them eat alone...

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Challenge 1 Europe AALL and Create.

I am taking part in the AALL and Create challenges.

Details can be found here.


My substrate is some scrap card packaging. I altered the colour of the Victorian man and added some lime green ribbon strips, look funky!!

The red label is from a pig food sack and I have used numbers and letters 51 to signify the number of countries within Europe!!

Great fun, take a look, easy to join in and have some fun!!!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Book As You Go!!


Very proud to be on the PaperArtsy blog with my book project. I wanted to make a book as you go creation and started with the covers. They measure approx 7 by 7". I brayered on some Fresco chalk Paint in Inky Pool and dragged over Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans, sqirted a little water at the lower section.




I built up the collage elements with various Mini stamps from the range and glued into position. I used a branch from an old cherry tree for further interest.



The back cover consists of some more brayering with Banana Fresco and made a collagraph printing plate with the beach hut. Some free form marks with a wood pen.



This page I used the stamps to create a background and used some of my photography for the focal point.



This shows the finished back cover.



As my book has no pages until you make them, I decided to try some plastic packaging, really pleased how it took the Fresco's.



This page happened by accident, I started it but fell out with it, so I used it to 'clean' off the brayer. A few days later I really liked the effect..



Finally a close up of the front cover.



I have had such fun creating this book, it will continue to grow. I love the way that all the pages are slightly different in size, just what I wanted to achieve.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

More adventures with Concertina Book..

My journey continues with little art books. I have made this little concertina book.


I had this old Victorian photograph, so scanned it in and altered it via Craft Artist. 


I wanted to know how it would print on Kraft Card.


Quite like that the pic is in 4 sections, oh well must keep experimenting!!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Mini Book!!

I have been busy this week playing and making some mini books. Having found lots of old previous experiments on card, I decided to recycle them. 

Each page is trimmed to 14 cm square and glued together. This seems to add stability in order for the books to stand on a shelf without buckling.


When they were dry, I brayered on PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Paint in Inky Pool. After I added some Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans. The photographs were taken from the village were I live!!


I printed off the pictures in red, nice combo with the Inky Pool.