Sunday, 7 October 2007

Dreaming Art

Hi Peeps

I have been busy getting inky again this morning!! I have been mulling over a new project for my Bind It All and this is the finished result. I am chuffed that the wires all went in the right places too, as I was a bit concerned that it would not close properly!

I took a large piece of mountboard and cut it into 3" squares. I then punched the hole into these squares, making sure that three were punched down either side and the two remaining had just one line of punched holes.

I then used Antique Linen Distress Pad and smudged this ink all over the mountboard squares. I then used a piece of Cut and Dry foam and used Tea Dye ink and coloured the mountboard in patches. Next I used a Mushroom Dabber and streaked this over the inked surfaces, spritzed them all with water and the dried with a heat gun. This gave me a lovely splotchy surface ready to stamp onto.

I used various stamps from the Tim Holtz Collection and used Walnut Stain ink to stamp the images. For the Lion, I also used a little crown stamped in Gold onto mountboard and then popped onto his head.

I used DooDads, also from the Tim Holtz collection, for the words on the pages.

I also used some stampboard, which I coloured with Brushed Corduroy ink and then stamped the pen nibs with Walnut Stain. I scratched the surface of the stampbord in places so it has a more defined look.

As well as the Tim stamps, I also used a few by Catslife Press....for a change!! ;o))

To finish the little concertina, I bound all the pages together with 3/8" wires and added a little metal embellishment to the front cover.

I am chuffed that I managed to make something other than a book using the BIA!!

Thanks for looking

Hels x


Anonymous said...

Hels it's lovely Tim would be proud of you

She said...

Gorgeous Hels. Well done you! Sheils xx

Dan said...

Lovely book Hels, perfect use for the smaller wires!!

Lesleygee said...

Lovely idea for using the small wires - it looks fab!! xx

Andrea said...

its a beautiful book and very different, love it and well done on your contineing imagination x

Becky said...

This is simply gorgeous, thanks for sharing all your ideas and projects :0)

Sammy mac said...

It's lovely Hels, gorgeous little project. xx

Hels said...

Thanks everyone...I have really enjoyed making this one..something a bit different!! Hugs Hels x

shazzapat said...

gorgeous Helen, as usual. Sir Tim would love it :o)

Ann said...

Fabulous & very different, I absolutely love it Hels xxx

Hels said...

ta everyone...hugs xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A fab piece of Art Hels!

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