Wednesday 26 August 2015

France Papillon part 2

Sunday brought relief from the extreme heat and humidity of Saturday and two new classes with France.   If you missed the first two classes i have described them here.

The first was a tag book called 'Wishful Chronicles'.   I am really pleased that I managed to keep the colour scheme low key.  The tags were supposed to have more turquoise on them but the Summer Breeze colour I used was extremely pale and disappeared!

We did the backgrounds and folded the tags.  We added white gesso through stencils.

We stamped randomly with the stamps that France handed out. They were from her range with Stampotique.

We carried on adding to our tags.

We added tabs and bits of cambric.

We used a Bind-It-All to punch the holes in the tags and put the tag book together with the wire binder.

We added ribbon to the spine.

In the afternoon we made another book in France's class 'Lost Grimoire'.  The whole point of the techniques we used was to make the book look very old.  France provided us with lots of different kinds of papers.

France taught us a different kind of binding for sewing the signatures together.

We aged the cardboard covers and connected the signatures to the cover by using brads.

I'm really pleased with how all my projects turned out over the weekend.  Some of them needing finishing when I got home and I did that on Monday morning.

And of course, a vist to Art from the Heart wouldn't be a proper visit without buying some new goodies.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. What amazing projects Bernice. Your tag book is exquisite, love the detail and colours and your book is just beautiful. What an inspiring artist France is. Thankyou for sharing.

  2. Looks like a great workshop Bernice. One I would love to go to also. :-)
    WEll done that girl! :-)

  3. Your books are gorgeous. I LOVE wild deep colors but for some reason, when a project is done monochromatically I love it even more. These are beautiful and such a treasure. That touch of purple in the binding of the second book is perfect!

  4. What a wonderful workshop - 4 very different projects - lots of new techniques and products to try. What's not to like?
    Glad you enjoyed this weekend and hope the ideas inspire you to make more or develop the ideas further.


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