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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Book Week


Hello everyone, I can't tell you how excited I was to get my book cover to play with - it was straight out the packaging and on my desk ready for layers of paint and ink!  I used the Geometric design cover and started off by priming it with white Gesso, I also used the Tando Distorted Diamonds mask with some texture paste to add more dimension.  Next I added some flowers and a butterfly and then went to work misting.  I did each layer a slightly different colour, and experimented with stamping on the middle layer and liquid pearls, then on the top layer I went with purple which I dripped water on and then wound string around.  It was so much fun to make.  I repeated the techniques on both the back and front cover.



Here is a close up of the texture paste and flowers - they were all sorts of colours but because I bathed the book in mist it didn't really matter.


I fastened my book with jump rings so I could add more pages, and have started by making a few different pocket pages, just roughly stitching around the edges of them.




7 comments:

Kaz said...

Fabulous Katherine I love the colours xx

ionabunny said...

This is gorgeous. Gorgeous colours, textures, just everything....

ionabunny said...

This is gorgeous. Gorgeous colours, textures, just everything....

Karen Gist said...

WOW WOW WOW this is incredibly gorgeous!!!!! Love all the techniques you have used x

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning cover Katherine! I love the flowers and texture. The ornate frame is so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

coco said...

Fantastic cover Katherine !!! I love all your experimentations and the vibrant colours you used, great result ! Coco xx

Carol said...

What gorgeous covers Katherine - love that centre frame x