Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Sisters accordian book

I've been working on smaller pieces this week, or rather, I've been creating masterboards and cutting them down to use as smaller backgrounds. The finished project looks like this....
This is the book all folded up! The panels I used are only 8cm square, so little spaces to work on!
Once the knot is undone, the rest of the panels unfold....
To start with though, I made the masterboard by spraying and flicking paint and ink all over a 12 x 12 sheet of card....
The cut down box on the left is where I put my things I want to helps to keep the inks from going everywhere. I did most of the splats with my new toy...if you can just about see a blue 'thing' resting on my paint palette..thats him!! A small bottle brush. Came in a pack with a large one too, but the small one is PERFECT for loading up with paint/ink and flicking to get lots of splats on your work!!!
Once the masterboard was dry, I cut it into the small squares, and worked on each separately.
Closeups of the other three squares...

As you can see, each square was stamped with numbers, grid textures, dots and a grungy stitching stamp before I added more detail. Stamped and cut out images, or punched out paper, or text paper. Once I was happy with them I sewed them to a bit of muslin (dyed and grunged up a bit!)
The orange is a bit of a different colour scheme for me, but I'm trying to stop myself using the same shades over and over again!!!
As this is a small book, I'm entering it into the current Fashionable Stamping Challenge , as the brief is 'good things come in small packages' !!!
Have a lovely week, and stay can't leave the house here in Blackpool without getting seriously rained on! Not fun!!
Trish xxxxx


  1. Stunning Trish, love how you have placed everything. Love your inky background. Gorgeous layers of interest. Tracy xv

  2. This really caught my eye Trish as it's a stunning creation. Your masterboard background is amazing and love the simple embellishing and black and white images which really pop against it.
    So lovely to see you entering our small packages challenge at FSC too and hope you can join us again.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. Your background is gorgeous! So much color and texture going on. Love how you added a beautiful stamped image to each page. Its perfect!

  4. LOVING your little book! All my fav colours, and that red really makes it pop. Thanks for the tutorial on the background. Must give this a go as it looks so effective. Glad you liked my inchies too. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. Hi
    The masterboard was used so effectively for your book. Such a lovely notion of sisters and the heart.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful little book with us at FSC this fortnight.

  6. That's a fantastic project, love all the sewing on it. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  7. Love your master board! It's always hard to cut them down, isn't it? Each panel looks terrific even as a stand-alone. Great project!

  8. Hi Trish, what a fab project, your masterboard background is gorgeously inky and I love the way you've let the colours shine through by keeping the images black at white. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

  9. Hi Trish, what a fabulous little book. Love your inky background, brilliant with the black stamping.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril x

  10. Gorgeous little book . Love the colours stamping and fact everthing x

  11. Super cute little book Trish, I too love the contrast of the black and white images against that vibrant background..Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

  12. LOVE the book, LOVE the splatters, fab idea with the bottle brush... and LOVELY to meet you the other day hunny, hope we can get together again soon x


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