Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mixed Media Collaged Mini Book - Update

This book was probably more fun than I've had in a long time. I just laid it out and went with it!
 
 Sometimes that produces our best work, in any field. Don't think, just do!
 

 Anyway, I love it. It has 2 of my favorite color combinations with lots of black to make the colors pop!
 
I tried adding lots of ribbons, and charms, but in the end, I went with a simple turquoise piece of seam binding and a locket key with a chain tassel on a swivel clasp.
 
 
 
This is the front inside cover with some stamps from the talented Lynne Perrella and Anna Dabrowska. 
 

 Here is a detail of the front. Lots of paint, glue, sprays, and ephemera. 

 
 The inside back cover has the Sunrise Sunset papers that have GORGEOUS colors!
 
 
 
UPDATE: I used the Zutter Bind-It-All and Owires to put this book together. The front and back come in a flat pack so they're easy to paint and decorate.
 
Then you punch the holes for the wires and add your pages all on the little machine. I've had mine for a long time and forget to use it. I works great when you want to get color right up to the edges and still have a wire binding.
 
   
Hope you enjoy. Check out the links for products ....and Create ART!
 
Linda
 
Products Used:
Graphic 45- Staples Trims
 
Other Products Used:
Paper Smooches - Geo Graphic Stamps
Metal ephemera -  Vintaj Key, Metal Dots.

18 comments:

Lori said...

Wow! This is over the top awesome! LOVE it!

Kathyk said...

Lori just said it all, Linda, WOWser indeed!

Kathyk

Lin said...

This is gorgeous!!!! love it!!

Sharon Y said...

Isn't it just the best when you can just play?! Fantastic book. The layers and colors are fantastic. Thank You.

Marijane said...

Darling mini-book... inside and out! I could spend 1/2 hour just looking at the front cover.

Julie Steed said...

WOW! I am so in love with you mini album. Really lovely.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Oh so fabulous! The colours are gorgeous and the detail is amazing. I love the pops of turquoise and all of the beautiful stamping. Well done!

Kate said...

Oh, I love it!!! Gorgeous front cover with all the embellies. Plus, I really love all the stamping on the inside cover.
Kate

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is so beautiful. I love the way you used the Lynne Perrella stamps. The colours are so rich too.

artbyvic said...

Fantastic! I keep going back and looking at all the details.

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love the colours, the stamping & the embellishments are terrific.

Gio said...

I enjoyed it!! It's truly gorgeous and really inspiring!!

Martha Richardson said...

Stunning work Linda!

Marjie Kemper said...

G is for Gorgeous! Love those Paper Artsy stamps and your fab color combo, not to mention all that cool hardware. Fab!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

WOW! Amazing work and the detail is incredible!

Sandy said...

I am pea green with envy (seems to be my favorite color right now) that anyone could create something is fabulous. Linda, do you do your own binding and if so what do you use? I do love the texture and the embellishments chosen.
Sandy

Shelly Hickox said...

Incredible work, Linda - and great advice too!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous!!!