Friday, 16 April 2010

A new book


A book I bought a few weeks ago, Page after Page by Frances Pickering, has really inspired me to have a go at making stitched, paper books,(I know I'm doing too many things at once and we still have to get my MIL resited in a new nursing home whilst doing battle with the Social Services, but that's a whole other story)anyway my idea is to start some pages and covers and next weekend when we are caravanning with Jan and her OH hopefully we can both make a book or two together. This picture is of a cover made from pelmet vilene, coloured with spray inks and a daisy drawn on it, I then painted the petals with bleach to remove the colour and added some more colour with crayon, I used a soldering iron to cut the rough shape. Hopefully next time it is on this blog the book will be finished and the cover stitched.

10 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Get it published!!! Love it.
(And using bleach in this way is far more fun than using it to clean the loo!!!!! rofl x)

Robin Mac said...

What a lovely page Maureen, I look forward to seeing the finished book. Good luck with social services, I hope you get your MIL settled in soon. Cheers, Robin

Doreen G said...

OMG Maureen this is beautiful.
I must agree with Viv about the bleach.

June said...

Maureen its gorgeous, what a fab idea and i love love love that daisy. Cant wait to see it finished
hugs June xxxxxx

Heather said...

Your daisy book cover is stunning Maureen. I have Frances Pickering's book too - it's wonderful isn't it?

Jan said...

This is amazing Maureen.... is this what you were telling me about? I absoloutely love it... the colour and design are incredible. And what were you saying about not being able to draw?!! You have left me way behind and I am definitely on completely different path with mine! Hey-ho!

WendyK said...

Gorgeous Maureen, loce the design

Lise said...

Your page is beautiful, Maureen! I also bought the book some weeks ago, maybe it's time to have a look at it again......

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello My Friend, I am back again after more computer woes. I hope you win your battle with the gov. offices. I am sure they can be a pain. Your lovely page is fantastic. Love it. Have fun with your visitor. Hugs Judy

My name is CINDY...... said...

ooh I like this!!