After signing up for The Art House Sketchbook Project last year, suddenly the deadline was upon me and I hadn't worked on one single page, my husband had sent his book off a couple of days before, and then I heard they had extended the deadline, so on the final day I decided to have a go at doing something with the book.
Originally I had planned on working with molding paste on Lutradur pages, with raised areas and cut away designs, inspired by the history and wonderful carvings in Penrhyn Castle, but with 8 hours to go before the last post I just had to work quickly.
The time restraint meant wet media was out of the question, I coloured the pages with Colour Box 'Chalk' ink pads, the colours don't show up very well in the pictures, these can be used on fabrics and are heat set with an iron.
I used hand made card stencils or metal shapes and a fine nib soldering iron to cut out the shapes.
I added words to some of the pages, it was nearly 6pm when I managed to get a few pictures before packing it up and rushing it down to the post office before the 6-30 pm last post .