Monday, September 07, 2009

Collab Book

I love the stuff Linda B does, all that texture and colour. Go check out her blog if you haven't already, Linda also does some great youtube technique videos. I had great fun one day, watching the vidoe and pulling out all this stuff that I had tucked away in my room (you know the stuff that you buy coz you'll use it one day! - don't laugh, coz I know you have some too..!).

Anyway, having been suitably inspired, I set about creating my pages for the arty_oz yahoo group 2009 Collaborative Book Swap. All 16 pages (easier than the 32 pages required last year!). So, I started off with a home made transparency, then set about creating the base page with texture paste, golden paints, tissue paper and rub'n'buff. I've added some 'Autumn Leaves' Gold Foil to the urn in the centre of the transparency. Attached the tranparency with brads and hey presto, I was done! Then I read the requirements for the swap and realised that I had forgotten to add a stamp image. Took me several weeks and lots of stamp searching amongst my hoard to discover the perfect stamp to use...also solved the problem of deconstruction by placing the stamped imaged smack bang in the middle of the urn on the front. Used Stazon and an image by Paper Forest Designs Artistree range of stamps.

So that swaps posted now for the Jen Crossley Frames Swap.....