Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Some goodies and a finished book
This picture was loaded on the 9th of March and has sat in the draft folder all this time, I caught a nasty virus that is doing the rounds, and while feeling sorry for myself cuddled up on the sofa it happened to be craft day on QVC, all the Ranger guys were over form the US Tim Holtz, Suze Weinberg and Claudine Hellmuth, so I couldn't resist buying the pick of the day which was Tim's new book, and some essential supplies that came with it, Grunge paper and Claudine's sticky back canvas. I just need the time to do something with them now,
Life took over again for a few weeks, but I did get this book finished, I made the cover and pages last year I think, I kept putting off sewing the pages in all this time, so I took it along to our members day at Guild and got most of them sewn in, I finished the last few yesterday..
I used a heavy weight calico 32" x 8" painted it with watered down Payne's Grey acrylic,then dry brushed with silver acrylic, Pale blue organza was placed on top and stitched all over, then the heat gun was applied to zap away the organza, this turned the organza into a mucky blue so I over painted the whole lot with white emulsion.
The painted surface makes the fabric stiff enough to stand up on its own the front covers are 7" and then the concertina folds are roughly 1 3/4" wide.
The pages are the same fabric painted with the Payne's Grey and Silver acrylic, I decided to sew one to each high and low fold.
While I was sewing the pages in at guild people were asking what it was for, to be honest I hadn't thought that far ahead, but I think little silver and metal samples would look good on the silvery pages.