2015 Theme Four: Minature Art
Hi, it's Liesbeth here ! Two weeks of PaperArtsy Miniature Art , I love it ! I just love to work very small, make tiny books, inchie things etc.
The cover of this mini book is made of two metal embellishment leaves, about 5 cm long. This is how I made it:
I cut a piece of Smoothy-white stamping card in half and started brayering thin layers of paint using Fresco paints. I started with Smurf
I repeated the same, layer over layer, with Hey Pesto, Zesty Zing, Glass blue, Hyde Park and Blueberry. I always love how the opaques and the translucents work together: beautiful.
I used the same colours of paint onto the other piece of paper, this time direct to paper, and I sprayed some water onto the surface while brayering.
Two completely different backgrounds, matching great together.
I drew the pages' at the backside of both painted papers with a pencil, using the book cover,a metal leaf, as a pattern.
I stamped every page with StazOn ink Jet Black, bits and pieces of the wonderful new Lynne Perrella stamp sets LPC032, LPC033 and LPC034.
I created some blue accents here and there on the stamped images with some watered down Fresco paint Glass Blue...
... and did the same with Zesty Zing
I glued the backs of the pages together and sponged the edges with black ink. The pages are ready !
I added a very tiny ,Fleur de Lis' onto one of the leaves. To create the cover, I painted the two metal leaves (both sides), two jump rings and a small metal key with Fresco paints Blue glass and Hey Pesto, and let dry well.
I punched two holes into the leaves and into the pages and attached the jump rings.
To finish, I added the small key with a piece of ribbon and created a shiny look with a thin layer of Treasure Gold Spanish Topaz.
I hope you like my tiny book , in Miniature Art ! Give it a try yourself and have fun !
See you next time.
Oh Liesbeth this is just stunning, so perfect in every way. I adore tiny trinkets like this, and your finishing touches make this very special. Just look how tiny this is next to the tools.. So inspiring that even though you are working so small the attention to detail is still there, probably even more so than usual. Great to see painting techniques used on larger pieces can still be used on smaller projects. Thankyou ~ Darcy
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