Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cover for Minibook-Tissue Paper Flower (CofCC2 #10)

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This week’s featured technique in Linda Ledbetter’s Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge is Tissue Paper Flowers, details to be found on p 37 of Tim Holtz’s book (CofC Volume II). This week’s challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Wanting a flower with some color, I used alcohol ink to color the tissue paper. You will never guess the colors I used, because the outcome was totally unpredictable: Butterscotch, Eggplant and Terra Cotta, about the same amount of each, with a bit of Blending Solution along the way. The resulting color made me think of a couple of items in a prize package I had just received—sure enough, the rusted bookplate and rusted skeleton keys were a perfect match for the surprise-color flower. Of course, Vintage Photo Distress Ink was an obvious choice for coloring the seam binding for the ribbon at the top of the tag slipped behind the bookplate.

For the papers, I pulled from Graphic 45 8x8 stacks: Olde Curiosity Shoppe and A Proper Gentleman.

The letters for the title were cut from Tim Holtz’s Once Upon a Time, using the Vagabond and some of the papers I used on the background. I covered each letter with Glossy Accents to add more dimension.

As I have been posting, I am creating my first minibook, each page being a Scripture verse for each month of the year, for 2012. This “page” will be the cover for the book.


Jenny Marples said...

Just stunning. Love the way you have coloured that flower. What a fantastic book cover, you are so clever. Hugs, Buttons x

Patricia said...

This is beautiful...loving the colours you used!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Mahoosively GORGEOUS!!! All the rusted elements look marvelous with your did wonderful, amazing!!! Gorgeous work Barbara!

Lisa H said...

very nice!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Great mix of papers and texture... the flowers are fab, too. Neat book!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful vintage project Barbara x