Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Artist Sketch Book

ccswaps is having an "A" swap. Where you are to make an item with a type of medium, technique, or a theme that starts with the letter "A". I'm afraid I went overboard with "A". For this swap I made an Artist sketchbook. The outside covers were made using Acrylic Layered papers. I stamped a saying with black StazOn ink onto light blue vellum, then stamped star images with dark blue StazOn ink and added an Angel image with wings made out of Angelina Fibers that I'd embossed. Stamped part of the saying with black Acrylic paint on the cover and highlighted with black Sharpie marker.
For the inside covers, I used Alcohol Dissolve on Acrylic backgrounds. And continued with the same saying stamp on vellum. I colored the vintage Angel images with watered down Acrylic paints. Cut out some words on vellum from the same saying and attached to the photos. Also added the words "Adorn" & "Artist" with circle letter stickers to these inside covers.

Back cover just has more of the saying stamped on vellum attached. Used sketch papers inside the book and bound it all together with the Zutter Bind-it-All.
Hope my swap partner enjoys it.


Maggi said...

You are too much!!!!!! I wonder how much I can bribe Chrissy so that you send to me!!! Beautiful work - very informative and inspiring!

chrissy said...

Oh, this is GREAT!!! You sure did pack a lot of A's into this one project! I have to come back and look at this later when I have more time.

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Gaby Bee said...

I know I say it every time, but this sketch book is really gorgeous!