Thursday, January 31, 2013

my sweet little book #2

My mini metal book inspired by nature was a finalist for cloth paper scissors magazine. I am crossing my fingers that it will be published. It measures 2x3 inches and is soldered with a plaster and resin bezel and flowers from my garden. I miss this book already-I had to send it in for consideration...........Oh the waiting!
I took a class from Stephanie Lee to learn how to make these type of books-highly recommend it.

The spine has a bit of twigs and wee little nest with an egg wrapped in wire.

Inside I used a mixed media paper and troweled on a bit of plaster then color washes to age it. My own dried and pressed flowers included. The edges were laid on the wet plaster ( old lace). I think I am hooked on these! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

little things

Here is my latest project that I LOVE love love. I made this for the make mine mini challenge on Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and will find out Thursday if I am selected.( crossing my fingers)
This sweet tiny mini sewing needle book is 2 by 3 inches and packed with goodies: torn and coated papers, sewn scraps of fabrics, trims and labels and of course needles carved out of bone I found. I added an antique crystal on the front and wired wrapped old buttons on the side to hold it all together.
I put small tabs to label  some of the pages and have a darling red velvet ribbon to close it up.

I hope this inspires you to make something mini-My friends can tell you that I am a sucker for small items.......buttons, books, stuffed animals, you name I want it! Tell me what you think!Thanks for dropping by.Happy PPF to all those visiting!!