|6" x 9" Covers Bound with 1" Cinch Wire|
|Shiva Artist's Paintstik rubbed over rubber stamp. Gold letters are embroidered over the design.|
The base fabric is a heavy black cotton twill. The bottom half was rubbed with the copper oil paint stick and the top was with the silver. The very graphic, clean-lined stamp worked great on the bottom. The stamp that I selected for the top had too much detail to transfer well. It is a good thing I was planning on learning how to do couching with the embroidery module of my machine, so it would cover up the mess I made on top!
|Eyelash yarn couched down in a spiral shape|
Learning new techniques is always fun. The process teaches me a lot about the tools, but also about myself. I really don't like messy projects! The oil paint stick thing had me a little nervous until I used them. They aren't very messy. And if I was a more patient person, it would probably have not been messy at all.
|Art embroidered in black is hard to see in the corner|
My purpose for this book is to keep a record of different inks and papers as I'm learning more about using Copics. I tend to keep little scraps of papers as points of reference for future projects. Sometimes the scraps make it into a notebook or folder, but too often they pile up until I don't really remember why I was keeping them - and then they are thrown away.
CTMH Images Stamped with Memento Tuxedo ink on Cryogen White
Lists, labels, charts. I love those things! This will possibly explain the kind of personality that feels they need to have a book they've made to refer to as they are learning how to color. I'll say it. I'm a bit odd. :-)
|Papers cut down to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"|
The covers are black chipboard. The fabric cover was adhered to the chipboard with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Multi -medium Matte.
If you have any questions, please leave me a comment.