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Friday, 7 February 2014

Updated art journal

 this is one of a series of books I've made with Khadi paper pulp as the sheets.  (the others are on my etsy shop).  This is what I've done so far....

 that little piece of plastic that the pen is sitting on ...... soap wrapper from a mini soap at the Lille hotel I stayed in last March, bound into the book!!!

The little sheet has Bellagio tissue paper gift wrap from a trip to Las Vegas in 2007

 The other side of the small sheet has rubber stamps....
 You can sew fabric into pulp paper as well, holds up really well.

 Paris playing card and washi tape..... one of my lino prints on green paper and some gold wrapping from a box of patisserie wonders from Meert in Lille, France.
The French "spread"!!

 Then some Klimt-ish gilt work for the Royal Academy ticket pages with a quote in between....

With another little quote and some gold paper from Meert pattiserie in Lille France on the rest of the Royal Academy ticket!!

 The Lowry exhibition ticket from the Tate in London.....

That's the Royal Pavillion, Brighton, ticket.....

Followed by The Royal Announcement!!
(which I did first....!)

 I was sent a decorated tag from Mary G in America.... so this page reflects the design on the tag with blue paint and gold highlights dabbed on with a damp sponge.  Skeleton leaves were added, and also part of a glassine sheet from a box of Laduree patisserie macarons!!

 That's the tag taken out of the glassine "pocket".

 and the next page had the blue/purple paint with gold highlights also plus tissue paper and some quotes.

 I like being weird.  I've been practising for years......

More paint, gold stippling, tissue paper and washi tape...

 Out of focus full blue spread.

The mini green sheet has feather, washi tape, French postage stamp and a Japanese franking machine postmark.  The white page underneath has the sparkly plastic hole punch bits and found buttons.

 A favourite quote
This is the latest page of my sketch book!


  1. I like your quotes!

    Any word on where that communal art book is at the moment?

  2. Unfortunately I think it's AWOL. It got posted from the UK to the first US participant back in October and didn't arrive. I mailed a replacement second book before Christmas to the first US participant and that hasn't arrived either. Not happy.

  3. Your book looks fabulous! I love the quotes and how you've incorporated them with your other elements.