Friday, 16 June 2017

Book of Flowers

Hello, Kay M here today to share my project with this month's theme, Blooming Marvellous. It has been inspired by the lovely Jenny Marples, she kindly gave me a set of Eileen Hull's journal die she had cut for from mount board and a painting technique she demonstrated last year. I've made a Book of Flowers to store my flower seeds both brought in and saved from the garden.

A piece of calico was cut 3cm larger than the made up mount board journal and placed onto a craft mat. Lemon Meringue, Burning Bonfire and MulberryBush paints was painted in horizontal strips onto the calico and then sprized with water to blend, it was then left to dry.

Images from Victorian Garden and Nature 1 was then stamped in black Archival ink. The calico was the attached to the journal using Fabric Slap-It-On and eyelets attached when dry.

A sheet of Damaged Dots paper was used to line the inside covers and make pen/pencil and label holders. 

I made one signature, the cover could hold up to three, from kraft card, all the pages were the same with a pocket for a packet of seeds an space for notes. Before making up the signature each page was decorated on both sides, firstly a wash of white Gee-Sso-Good, then random brush strokes of diluted Lemon Meringue, Burning Bonfire and Mulberry Bush paints. When these were dry Giant Poppy and Giant Peony was stamped over with black ink, finally white Gee-Sso-Good was sponged to provide areas to make notes.

The tie closure was coloured with Burning Bonfire and secured with a button and a couple of tassels were attached to finish.

May your summer be full of colourful flowers.

Take care, Kay M

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely idea Kay and the cover looks great with the flowers and butterflies in those wonderful bright colours and the inside pages are all decorated so prettily and the pockets for all the seeds and also the places for pens and pencils and plant markers on the inside of the front and back covers are perfectly designed. x