14 Apr 2016

A little play time

Seeing as the weather has  started to look like spring really is around the corner I have found myself wanting to be out in my shed more and more.
So I have had a little bit of me time this week after an extremely hectic weekend with the grand national on Saturday and Ally Pally on Sunday a bit of relaxation was definitely needed!!

Firstly I was playing around with a beer mat...one of a few knocking around in my shed and decided to make a little book. I painted it black and added a layer of crackle glaze then chalk fresco paint. When it had finished cracking I rubbed a bit more of the chalk off to age it some more. Then I rubbed in some quin gold around the edges and stamped some script in black archival.
I painted a piece of weathered clock die and stuck it into the corner. The picture is a domino download from etsy..I cut it out and mounted it onto some black shiny card..I stuck it on with silicone glue so that it could be slighly raised and the filigree piece could be slotted just underneath it. I added some paper roses with some tiny gold beads over them and parts of the front cover. I used some sticky embossing powder to add some foil.

 the back was done in the same way...

For the pages I just used some prima paper. I used some grunge paper for the spine and tied the pages using a dark twine. I can't decide whether to add a closure...will have to think about it

I also started another powertex sculpture which is a work in progress...but we'll save that for the next blog post

Thanks for stopping by..........................................................................


  1. your book looks fabulous, Lin! looking forward to seeing the next Powertex sculpture, too.

  2. Great idea, love your colour combo and really like the back cover xx

  3. The texture is amazing and what a fabulous image you created with. Stunning!

  4. Wow! That looks amazing. Love the texture.

  5. This is so fabulous! I love your gorgeous background design and the image just pops!


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