Monday, 4 January 2016

Decorated Book

Hello to everyone . Well I have been a very bad blogger having not written anything for over a year  . Life has been rather hectic over that time ( my daughter and I have had four operations during this time and I am afraid that blogging was not possible ) . Luckily we are both well now and life is returning to normal . Finally I can devote time to my love of creating .

So , to celebrate the new year and returning to my blog I thought I would share this little book that I made . I was lucky to be able to teach this project to a craft group that I belong to in Manea , Cambridgeshire last year .i enjoyed myself and I hope that everyone there did too .
The covers are made from A5 size canvas covered board (normally used for painting on ) and the inside pages are made from watercolour paper , patterned paper and embossed acetate and then bound together using the Bind it All machine. However , really the decorated cover is the most important part of this project . As the boards are already covered in canvas there is some texture in the background before any more work is started ! 
The raised areas were created by spreading Grunge Paste through a stencil before painting the whole cover . Looking at the picture below the raised areas were highlighted with Treasure Gold before stencilling with paint through a different stencil . A few stamped flourishes finished the background .
The image is from a PaperArtsy set of stamps - Eclectica EEB03 - stamped on tissue paper , coloured and then attached to fabric with a Matt glaze . The cover was then decorated with lace and fabric flowers before attaching the stamped image .
Well that's all for tonight , but I will be back soon with more designs .
Grunge Paste , Paints and Stamps available from PaperArtsy .


  1. hi Elizabeth, So good to know that you and your daughter on the mend again after four operations and that you're back doing the thing you love the most! I make cards but as well as looking at everyone's creations, I also love to see different techniques on projects like yours...when I get around to it..! This is gorgeous xx Love Karen xx