Two weekends ago, Benny went to the Penn State/Alabama game, so the girlies and I had a weekend at home alone together. It's on these weekends that we like to tackle bigger projects, so this particular weekend, we made books.
This is my book. The covers are made from canvas board which I painted with acrylic paints and stenciled and sprayed with various inks. The spine is made from some leftover duck cloth I had laying around, and the signatures are made from Canson mixed media paper. I sewed the signatures in with a butterfly stitch using tan waxed linen thread.
The eyelash yarn is strictly for fun! I started with the tail at the top of the book and then wrapped the yarn through the center of each signature, tieing it back at the top. It adds that little bit of Kelly bling that I have to have in everything I do. :-) I'll share Sarah's and Olivia's books with you later this week. They each want their own blog post!
Welcome to the Happy Shack! I'm a full-time working wife and mom of twin nine-year-old girls who are the light of my life. I work with college students by day (and okay, sometimes nights and weekends in this line of work...) and in my "spare time," I create jewelry, photography, art and music. So about that kooky profile pic...the girls did such a fabulous job on my hair I had to share.
Feel free to email me! happyshackdesigns[at]yahoo[dot]com