Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Alcohol Ink- Lovely Messes

On Saturday, some of my friends from the art journaling group came over to do some sewing, painting, book making, cutting, stamping, and of course, eating and chatting! 
Shaun showed a couple of us how to make a simple book with all kinds of flaps and possibilities. Do you ever see something made and wonder why you never thought to do something so easy as fold the paper differently? That's how I feel about this book. It's really just 3 long sheets of paper stacked and all having different sized flaps and folds. Simple and yet so much more interesting!

For the cover, I basically just went crazy with alcohol inks and blender solution! I let it drip and run and bleed through. I really liked the effect, but wasn't so happy the next day when I picked up my journal and had silver hands! Ha! The blues and pinks were fine, but the metallic silver transferred onto my hands easily. Nothing a coat of varnish couldn't fix...but good to know for the future! 





11 comments:

craftattack said...

Glad you had a fun time! Lovely journal, too! Hugs, Valerie

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love mess making in the studio, this looks marvelous and I love that hand....xox

Joanna said...

YUM! Gorgeous cover. How lovely to get together with arty friends.

xx

Btw, I once had to go out for a romantic meal with my hands bright blue. No amount of scrubbing would get rid of it. I don't think I was the ideal trophy wife that night, but luckily Grant loves me, blue hands and all!

Barbara said...

This is gorgeous!

Karen Isaacson said...

great book!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Fab. journal. LOVE the cover. Would you think about doing a little tutorial on how to fold the book together? I'd be most interested. hugs, Donna

Penny said...

How fun!! Its nice to get messy and play!

Penny said...

How fun!! Its nice to get messy and play!

Penny said...

How fun!! Its nice to get messy and play!

Emma said...

Wonderful book with those delicious colors, best sealed in I guess ;) Great fabrics, too, how exciting!

Jill Eudaly said...

I do love a good mess! it turned out fun and I want to toutch it and flip through it.