Monday, July 31, 2006

Commissioned album completed!

This one is for a special couple, my aunt and uncle, celebrating their 40th anniversary! (Shhhh, it's a suprise!) Hope they don't peek at my blog. It is 14.5" X 12", stab bound with 48 pages (front and back) of Arches BFK Rives paper. The pages were hand deckled by me. The cover paper and organza ribbon was purchased from - they were great - and didn't ask me to say that! The beads are blue shades and the charms include a pewter starfish and 2 carved fish. This couple loves the ocean - so that is the theme I was creating with this album. Now, off to my cousin to fill the pages with her mom and dad's wonderful "life story"!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Another brag book on Etsy...

6.5"X5" handbound with the coptic, long, and kettle stitches. As I made this book my mind filled with images of daydreaming in a meadow of yellow flowers! (the Making Memories charm on the front says "dream"). The inside paper is Fabriano Artistico, so the book could be filled with various media of art or precious photos. Happy Summertime!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Just Listed On Etsy...

These are two 8"X8" albums that I just finished - you may have seen the paste papers below. I love how they turned out with my favorite paper on the inside - Fabriano Artistico 140lb. hot press watercolor paper. Perfect for whatever you want to use them for. I dream of making myself an oversized art journal with this Artistico paper. Someday soon! I also just got the paper and ribbon that I purchased for a commissioned album I'm working on - it's soooo beautiful - will post here when that one is completed. It will be stab bound with ribbon and 14"X12". Would anyone like to see a few photos of the process of this album? I can post if you would like to see the album in progress!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Sneak peek at some paste papers...

I've been in paint and paste paper heaven this week! Here are some scans of 3 paste papers that will become book covers in the near future:

This one will become a 6"X9" journal with 70lb drawing paper inside.

This one will become an 8"X8" album.

This one will become an 8"X8" album. Can't wait to see these come together!

I am also planning some designs for 8"X8" Christmas albums. I just love the creative process of planning a project, carrying it out, and seeing it finished - not always as originally planned, but beautiful just the same!