Tuesday 18 February 2020

A mini book for AALL & Create

Hello everyone,

and welcome to this weeks AALL & Create post for which I have made a mini book using pieces of torn Mixed Media paper which I sewed back together and rolled it onto an old thread reel.

And here is how:

I started with tearing some pieces of mixed media paper and then sewing them back together. I added some acrylic paint with my fingers using just 4 colours; pink, orange, lime and turquoise. Next I used these stamps with Distress Oxide inks to add more interest. I inked up the stamp with the same colours as the paints and then spritzed it with water before stamping. 

To add contrast I used this stamp with black Versafine ink. 

Using elements from these stamp sets I added some more stamping. I used the cloud from the set on the left and the butterflies from the set on the right. I stamped straight on the pages and coloured them in with water colour markers. 

Next I stamped all the little people I was going to use and coloured them with Copic markers. I cute them out and was then ready to put the book together. 

And here is the whole thing after I glued all the little people in the book. 

Some detail photos. I added some of the words after I glued the little people on the pages. 

I had this reel lying about for ages and finally managed to use it. I glued the left edge of the strip onto the reel and then carefully bent the paper around it. I used a bit of garden twine to keep it together; this was attached to the right hand edge with some staples.  

Another view.

Unrolled ..

I hope you like my project; it was certainly fun to make ! 

I used just stamps this time,  lots of stamps but no stencils and no dies. 

Stamps by Autour de Mwa:

#308 - Knobbly bobbles
#309 - Pom pom flowers
#313 - Reverse dots

Stamps by Janet Klein:

#295 - Adventurer
#296 - All good things
#297 - Simple but significant
#298 - The giving heart
#299 - Tremendous Friend
#300 - Look cute
#301 - Flowers and sunshine
#315 - Go fish
#316 - Oh boy 

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  1. Such a lovely idea -so effective!

  2. Original et amusant, toujours très coloré, tes créations me plaisent toujours autant et sont aussi source d'inspiration, merci pour ce partage.

  3. Hij is superleuk geworden Corrie, ik heb ook nog zo'n grote spoel liggen, ook altijd nog zoiets willen maken, toch maar eens mee beginnen denk ik.

  4. Love, love, LOVE this. I'm a mini book addict, and this is just super...I can hardly wait to try one. You're such an inspiration!!!!!

  5. Your art always makes me happy!