Monday, October 31, 2011

Leather journal

More pages finished in my inspire journal...again using up my stash of images

Super Heroes and villains !

The circles birds are from a serviette..isn't it cute?

The left page is littered with Claudine Hellmuth's foam stamps... I couldn't resist that dressform stamp.

The next two are some pages in stages. I have added some serviettes to the first one.

This next one I added some gold stamping with Claudine Helmuth foam stamps...I love them!

Please click on image for an enlarged view

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

Monday, October 10, 2011

Encaustic cover Journal

Here is a journal cover I made from two pieces of packing material - corrugated cardboard! I ripped the top layer off in a few places, then added paints, stencils, and molding paste. I then covered the whole piece with encaustic medium. I do like the look of it, kind of etherial, don't you think?

The inside covers are painted with acrylics and stenciled with bubble wrap...a fave of mine.

This one has molding paste through sequin waste...another favorite!

Please click on image for an enlarged view

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Leather Covered junk-mail booklet

I started this book a while ago - using junk mail for the pages. The stock is very stiff and makes wonderful sturdy pages...some of them are double, some are triple folded, and some have flaps on all four sides...amazing advertising formats...great for an altering person!
There are four signatures and over 60 pages of collaging, painting, stenciling; you name it, it's in there!

Here is a sampling of some of the pages:

Please click on image for an enlarged view