Thursday, October 13, 2011

Leather Inspire Journal

A little while ago I was playing with some paint techniques on various types of papers. I decided to make the papers into a book, and covered it with leather, with a couple of teeth (fake) in the binding!

Here is another view, showing the medallion made by stamping into air-dry clay with a text stamp, and painting with Lumieres.

This is the inside cover

Lots of paint layers, stamping and tissue

Pieces from my desk, plus some stenciling

The next spreads are still in the UFO stages!
The techniques are mainly paint spread with a credit card, painted again, then stamped on with foam stamps and water, then scraped again.

Right side has gold stamped on the painted page, with a piece of weblike paper, the left page has glare!

Water splotches, then scraped

The right page has gesso, with a round object squished into it when wet.

Please click on image for an enlarged view


Lindart said...

Looks like you've been having lots of fun Daphne! I love the books and the backgrounds!

Lotus said...

This is great! I love the pages inside too. Did you make the "teeth"? I love them on the spine.
Thanks for showing and telling a bit about your backgrounds too, it helps me when I understand what you did to achieve that particular look.
Wonderful! ; )

Sharon House said...

Oh what fun you have been having Daphne! Your background pages are wonderful and show a lot of different techniques.


bohemiannie! art said...

GORgeous journal!