08 April 2009

Wonderful Book Art


Still a work-in-progress, the cover is always so much fun to make! We made a mini book by covering cardboard with torn (vintage) book pages that were inked, distressed & glazed. Created a cover design on the computer, printed and then cut it out. A large, decorative brad was used for the "doorknob" and a leather strip to secure it. A "hinge" was created on the inside by linking the two covers with a piece of card stock. The inside describes what it means to have a raven as your totem. "Healing" was the part we liked the best and "moving from the dark into the light."

- upper left corner is made with mesh from a vegetable bag.

- lower right corner was made from black foil from a wine bottle.


Making a mess is a pre-requisite, it seems. Cleaning up.. not so much!!!


l-o-v-e taking pictures of children's hands!


- Distressing a piece of striped, green paper we added for the "end papers."

- stamping foam letter stamps on our tag book and then embossing in Diamond Black.


"Let's make more!"

2 comments:

Aimeslee said...

What fun! So glad you got to spend creative time together. She seems to be very very detailed and neat. Hope y'all have a blessed Easter! xoxo

stellarfauna said...

I just love how this turned out. Your blog looks like it has a beautiful wealth of great resources... I might as well leave it open for as much exploring as I'm wanting to do now!

Thanks for adding me back on ning & I can't wait to see more of your work pop up in the group.

:) Erin