Samstag, 3. Dezember 2016

This and that on Saturday!

I tried to use a part of the body of a book that I separated from another  that I am altering. I was lucky enough  to cut and tear a complete part of the text block with all the pages still holding together . No leaf peels away. I bound it into a cover  with a simple pamphlet stitch. The cover was made of fabric - initially a fabric tote bag that I painted 3 years ago and never had an idea what to do with it, because it was just ugly- but I kept it - you know we are hunter gatherers. The closure is a hair ribbon and an old button.
I am quite happy with this SOLUTION for a "book-part".

It opens proper and the spreads lie flat enough to work on them.

I think it will be a good journal for experimental pages and spreads.
On this pages that are still in progress I tried free motion stitching with my old sewing machine...
 that's fun to do. I am glad my old machine is able to do this . 
I was inspired by Elizabeth who did this recently on one of her pages, so I had to try this as well.
I am always inspired by her! Thank you Elizabeth

here are my first attempts - and yes I know that I have to practice much!

And now for ART JOURNAL JOURNEY where Valerie this month is waiting for 
many  entries - so get your creative juices flowing!

Light and Darkness (is the topic)

I used images from the Graphic Fairy for this spread in one of my Altered Books.

Happy weekend to you all!
Enjoy it!

Freitag, 2. Dezember 2016

Art Journal Journey and Second on the 2nd

A spread for Valerie's theme over at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

Hope to see you (again) at the Challenge.

And for the

 I want to go back 13 years ago as I had fun in doing projects with my daughter Julia

we created many things together 
as for instance papermache .

We had even a gallery to show our papermache production:

and our work got published in a few books for children's  handicrafts what made us very proud!

Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2016

The Four Candles

We start a new theme over at Art Journal Journey today ,

 chosen and hosted by our super-talented Valerie. Hop over to the challenge blog to read more about the theme and see what Valerie has made for us as an example for the challenge.

My spread is inspired by this video

I wish you all a wonderful December !

Thank you for all your supportive visits and the comments you always leave for me here!
They are much appreciated!