Tuesday 5 August 2014

Zig Zag book pt 1

Do you remember the papers I painted last week?  Well here's what I've done with them so far.

I started of with a 6 inch square zig zag book which I bought from Art Van Go.  It's made from 100% recycled cotton rag and you get 5 of them in the pack for £3.50   You can see more about the paper here.

I worked out what size I wanted to work and drew a recatangle on each page.

I cut up some of the painted paper to the same size and tried it out on the pages.

I cut up the painted paers in different ways and glued them to the book pages.

I couldn't decide whether to show you each page as it developed or as in the way I worked.  I chose the latter.  I worked on each page and then took a photo.

Originally I was going to work on the small pieces of paper and use my sewing machine but I'm not very practised with that sort of work so I decided to do faux stitching instead.

These pages are finished - for now!  I'm going to leave them for a while and then come back to them to see if I should add anything else.

And of course, there's the other side to do yet.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I really love the how natural and organic this looks. Did you hand paint, Gelli print or use a stencil to create your painted papers?? P.S. I'm not all that great with my sewing machine either. We aren't on speaking terms. I've been trying to sew some ebellishments to add to a handmade journal and I broke 3 needles in a row in 15 minutes, my needle keeps coming unthreaded. It's more than frustrating. I digress though. I'd love to see what you'll do in this journal in the future. Have an awesome weekend. (((HUGS)))

    1. I have explained how I made my papers here Kimberly http://newlycreative.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/make-it-personal-playtime.html


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