Sue Brown Printmaker has been doing little prompts on a Sunday on her Instagram page so I finally managed to find the impetus to join in! I have several strips of backgrounds coming along nicely. I'm not sure what my main theme will be, possibly with some of my moths, but something will grow out… Continue reading Well I Did Get the Inks Out
A few people asked on here, Instagram or a couple of Facebook groups how I rusted the cover of my tin book recently. Well, as promised, I have written the directions up and put them at the top of my blog under Tutorials caled Rusting an Object. There is also an older video in the… Continue reading Rusting Tutorial
Just after I finished the last book in a tin, Roxanne Evans Stout did a workshop with a book in a tin too. I decided to join in. A bit of a busman's but it's nice to do these things with others sometimes. I had a nice aluminium tin which I'd bought some sequin pots… Continue reading Another Tin Book
The tin book is now just about finished, but the tin itself may need some work at some point. It's a lovely dressings tin, I'd say from the '50's or '60's by the font, so I don't want to leap in there and then regret it. I was finishing off the pages and realised I… Continue reading Put a Plaster On It
I really enjoyed putting this one together. It turned out nice and fat and full. A lot of the pieces are very dimensional. Here are a few of the inserted pieces on their pages. All the finished stacks together before I put them in the book. Of course that has led me on to wanting… Continue reading Little Book Finish
As part of the tidy up of my desk area I decided to have all my 'wet stuff' in the spare room where the long arm and other large items are dumped beautifully stored. It's no good having drying things, ink sprays and gel about when you want to keep fabric and beads clean too.… Continue reading A New Area to Play
Earlier in the week, when looking ahead, we thought we were going to be out in the garden starting to put things away and deadhead the dahlias. Then we saw the weather forecast! With howling winds and heavy rain I just tucked myself at my table and made a little tri-fold book. It was nice… Continue reading What a Blustery Day!
One of my most favorite things to make are little layered pieces that are then made into books or cards like this... I've made loads of them over the years and the cards always sell well too. It's a nice peaceful past time that I can really find myself absorbed in. Except lately. Even the… Continue reading I’m Feeling a Movement