Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Art Journals



I recently got some Vintage Decor papers from Calico Crafts
http://www.calicocrafts.co.uk/ and used them to cover these albums
I bought a watercolour pad from Aldi £2.49 and cut it in half to make the books - as it was spiral bound I was able to use the original wire binding for one and added one from my stash to put the second together I covered some matboard with the paper and punched the holes with my Cinch
I used mod podge to glue a square of the 7 Gypsies tissue to a frayed square of hessian then stitched around the edges
this was then mounted with brads to a square of Tim's Core-dination cardstock (lightly sanded)
The second jounal has a sponged rusty heart tied with string through punched holes (cropodile) to a scrap of corugated card then mounted to a piece of card

8 comments:

Lorraine said...

wow these are fantastic..excellent use of those gorgeous papers..love all the textures too

Linda Elbourne said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Sid said...

These look fabulous !!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

These are just stunning

hazel said...

Wonderful, I love them.
xxx hazel.

Deborah said...

What a great idea to cut a watercolour pad in half! And such beautiful covers. I really enjoy looking at your art and I have left you an award on my blog if you want to pick it up (if you don't I won't be offended).

Jackie said...

Wow, they are fabulous - so creative!

JoZart said...

These are just fab. I love your textured look and the colour combo too.
jo x