Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mixed Media Birthday Book

This was my first-ever project.... a little large but I learned a lot, and got to try many techniques!  Very photo heavy post!

The outside covers were made with a technique demonstrated by Liesbeth Fidder at Paper Artsy.  I mounted this "weathered wood" onto chipboard covered with scrapbooking paper.  The flower is Sizzix Gulian die (658529).

The book was bound using this this method by Candace Scarborough.  I reinforced with some ruler printed ribbon, some hand printed paper, and washi tape.

Inside are double-sided pages which were covered with various mixed media techniques, using stamps by Lynne Perella and others, and various die cuts .

 The graceful curved edges are accomplished with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Agatha Edges" die.

The other edges are made using Tim Holtz On the Edge dies (Clustered Stars, Butterflight, and Distressed Doily).

Here are some detailed shots.

The handle is clear packaging, painted with metallic alcohol inks, then cut and embossed with Sizzix Antique Handles die/embossing folder set (658462).

The butterfly was stamped with StaysOn ink onto Wendy Vecchi's Clearly for Art, fussy cut and shaped by heating with a heat tool.  You can see Vivian Keh's tutorial for the background  here .

This page was embossed with Spellbinders Embossibilities folder Roman Romance (E3D-010) and then washed with layers of dilute watercolor.  The pearl accents are Liquid Pearls.

The inside covers were made with textured rice paper, misted with Ranger's Color Wash mists in blue, yellow and red, per Contadina K's tutorial here .

The latch was made using a Sizzix label die, using painted card that was also stamped with script and covered with matte medium in several coats to make (and keep) it pliable.  It secures with a small magnet.

The back cover is similar to the front.  Thanks for visiting!


  1. Lynn I am so proud of you that you have started a blog and thank you for letting me know. Is there a follow by email button that we can use to subscribe? I check my email more regularly than anything else. I am really impressed by the wide variety of textures you have achieved here! And your work with the mulberry paper is so beautiful it makes me want to rush back home and play with it all over again.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion - I will do so, once I figure out how! Apparently the blogroll feature is not working today, but that will be added as well, and of course yours is prominent!

  3. Hi Lynn, not sure what happened to my previous comment ! Your project is fabulous ! Congratulations on being chosed by the DT at Frilly and Funkie carringtons22@yahoo.co.uk I can send you the details for your Guest Designer spot. Sue C