Sunday 18 March 2018

A Mini Book - first of three

Morning all. Nearly at the spring equinox and snow falling. No - it's flying horizontally with the wind not falling vertically. Not at all nice out there. Any excuse to spend time in my craft room.
I have the first of three little bendy spine mini books from Tando Creative today. Initially it was a slow process because of drying time for the front.

Modeling paste was applied to the primed grey board book cover and when just dry enough, two of the stamps from the Gothic Grunge plate from Illusionary Artists (Andy Skinner), produced by Chocolate Baroque were pressed into the paste. Then the waiting game before painting

Front cover
I wanted to give the impression of a couple of old terracotta tiles. Various colours from the Decoart media range were used

Inside cover
 Needed to be flat because of the pages. Another couple of stamps from the Gothic Grunge set and a couple from the same range but this time the Spook plate.
Inside with pages
 The drying time for the front was used productively though - making the signatures for the inside. 7.5cm strips cut from 12in Prima paper. folded in half and then sides to middle. taped on these short sides in the middle.
spine front
various embellishments and crystals from stash

spine back

spine centre

One down, two more to go. What style will emerge from my desk next? We''ll have to wait and see.

 I'd like to enter this little mini book into the challenge at
Dream in Darkness - March challenge - anything goes but no cute
Creative Artiste Mixed Media - Anything Goes
Also, the application for guest DT for Illusionary Artists


  1. Hi Helen, this is amazing work, wonderful images and textures. You are so creative with your designs, and they are so inspirational, Kate x

  2. Love the range of techniques and images. Thanks for sharing in Dream In Darkness.

  3. Very interesting and unique altered book. Stunning details. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT