Thursday, 12 July 2007

Pauline's Birthday Book

Two Posts in one day - my goodness, I should get out more!!! However, it is my friend Paul.'s Birthday next week - we were at school together, but have stayed in touch over all those hundreds of years since! I have made this little book for her, influenced very much by Beryl Taylor and her gorgeous book Mixed Media Explorations. The cover is fabric and I have used puff paint (for the first time!) to create the heart shapes. The little book measures 3" x 4".
You can just see the picture of Paul on the first page. There are four pages (eight sides) with something on each side.
The pages are made from 140lb. watercolour paper, that I painted with watercolour washes to mimic the fabric used on the cover. This 3 heart piece is a watersoluble paper pressed into a rubber stamp, then painted when dry.
Paul loves fairies, so I had to include one. The turquoise coloured beads are made with felt, and I've done a bit of stamping too.

10 comments:

Papoosue said...

This is absolutely exquisite Val - your friend will be delighted I'm sure. It's just beautiful, the colours, the embellishments, everything!

kartklan said...

Val, it's beautiful,what a treasured gift to recieve.

Doreen G said...

Brilliant --fantastic--amazing--exquisite--awesome--shall I keep going or do you get the message that I love it.

StegArt said...

Wow, I wish I was Pauline. That's an awesome book.

Purple Missus said...

What a fabulous book Val. Its amazing. I love what you have done here. Pauline is one very lucky girl.

Alis said...

That is one fabulous book Val.
What a wonderful present.

Sue B said...

This book is fantastic. Beautifully done, what a lovely gift.

And I love the results you got with your rust dyeing - wow!

Carol said...

Fab fab fab, I love it, so precise and just quality!

Julie said...

And me, and me, and me!! This is beautiful work Val. I have only just found your blog but I will be looking in regularly now. What inspiring work!

Dianne said...

OH, it's so beautiful!! A little "Faerie Book". Lucky Paul!!!