Friday, 5 February 2016

Making the cover and pages for my Gardens book...

5th February 2016

I have spent some time over the last few days preparing pages and the cover for my handmade book ready for my course in March.....

....I covered 2 pieces of thick card with wadding....


.....stitched my flower embroidery onto linen (a napkin from my charity shop stash) for the front cover.....


.....attached the leaf onto another linen napkin using blanket stitch for the back cover....



......decided to decorate the lining paper pages using a variety of techniques...

.....this is the print from a small rolling pin that has string wound round it...


....Brusho and sponge printing...



...a piece of polystyrene gouged out produced this print, recycling at its best...


....string on a wooden block....



....just love using bubble wrap....



....the effect after wetting paper and sprinkling Brusho crystals....


....when dry!



Think I will stitch the book together on the course as I have forgotten how to do it!!!