Monday 15 June 2015

2015 #11 Mini Book {by Etsuko Noguchi}

Hello Everyone, my name Etsuko Noguchi, I have been living in the East of Japan ‘Saga’. This area has agriculture in the main source of income, the rice fields have also spread around near my house. But the agriculture is becoming reduced by the difficult enough revenue for small farms and the aging of farmers. Farmland is changing to the mall and emerging residential areas. I have been crafting since 2013 and quickly I  found PA stamps and PA blog. Leandra’s wonderful video and guest designers tutorials are like a compass that leads me into the mixed media world. This fortnight PA topic is ‘Hiding Object’ then I decided to make the ’Mini Book’.

1st. I die cut the Tim Holtz Arch die with grey chipboard and painted Irish Cream Fresco and White Heavy Gesso to the base. Also I stamped Darcy's Mini stamps by Stazon Jet Black onto the smoothy heavy weight card.

2nd. I used some dots stencil with 3D Gross Gel, mica powders and micro beads.

This created the base of the book, now to create and hide some pages inside. 

Page 1-2:  I used ENS13 Circles, Music Notes and EDY11 Dots along with EM11 for the focal point. Fresco Paints - Bougainvillea, Wisteria, Claret and SnowFlake. Words - JOFY09 using Archival Ink Jet Black and a UniBall Gold Pen.

Page3-4. Stamps--EDY05EDY11EDY12 and Darcy's bird EM12 for focal point. Paints - Cinnamon, Tango, Hey Pesto and SnowFlake Fresco. Words-Darcy's EDY14.


Page 5-6. Stamps EDY06EDY14, EDY02 for focal point. Paints-Cinnamon,Banana, Caribbean and SnowFlake Fresco. Words-Darcy's EDY11.


Page 7-8. Stamps--EDY12EDY14EEG02 EM04 for focal point. Paints-Bougainvillea, Hey Pesto, Caribbean and SnowFlake Fresco. Words- ESN15.


Page 9-10. Stamps-EDY05EDY12ENS11 EM14 for focal point. Paints-Tango, Caribbean Sea and SnowFlake Fresco. Words-EDY12.


I glued, tore and wrinkled Waxed Tissue with Matte Gel Matt onto the arch board, then applied a layer of clear Gesso, After I spread Cinnamon Fresco and water when it dried I used White Heavy Gesso and Pearl Glaze

These are front and back covers. I used Darcy's new Heart EM16, I made the heart by clay and other pieces made by white paper and beads for the front cover. Next for the back cover I stenciled with mixed Grunge Paste and China Fresco onto the arch board. Then I stamped Darcy's EM10 mini Tornado, painted and fussy cut then I used wire for the top. I was thinking how to bind this book. Then I made the binding to use Tim Holtz On the Edge die by smoothy heavy weight card and painted.


Finally I did layout these embellishments onto the covers and used the ribbon to the binding.

I hope you'll join in with the PaperArtsy 'Hiding Object’' Challenge, and have a go at stamping with Frescos, I love the Fresco Paints so much, lots of beautiful colours , fantastic to mix, they extend smoothly and are permanent. The Darcy Eclectica³ Stamps have more wonderful characters and images, it will surely take you to fantasy world.
Etsuko xxx

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This is a wonderful colourful project Etsuko, full of fab images from the EDY collection. The soft stamped backgrounds allow the main focal images to "pop". The binding detail adds the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us, hope to see you again.

We would love you to join in with challenge #11: Hidden Objects If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE. 

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Hidden Objects link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, June 21st, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

Great project, Etsuko!

Gabrielle said...

Etsuko - fabulous project! Love the niches!

craftimamma said...

As always this is a beautiful project from you Etsuko! You have made a lovely showcase for Darcy's quirky images and love the attention you always give to your backgrounds. Lots of beautiful Fresco colours too! What more could we ask for ;-) It's delightful!

Lesley Xx

Julie Lee said...

Brilliant little book Etsuko! It's always a delight to see your inventive and imaginative projects. I love your colours, images and embellishments on this hidden things book. xxx

SCarol said...


Kirsten said...

This is so lovely!! Gorgeous colours & a wonderful selection of images. Congratulations Etsuko!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous project Etsuko ! Love the bright colours and the hidden items in the books. Sue C x

PaperArtsy said...

So clever etsuko!!! Truly beautiful project!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Woo hoo Etsuko, go girl!! This is stunning and so refreshingly different! Congrats on such a stunning project! Colours are unpredictable and gorgeous! You are just amazing! Xx

craftytrog said...

What a fabulous project! Great to see your wonderful art here Etsuko.
Alison xx

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous project Etsuko! Love the hidden animals peeking out, great fun.

Lauren Hatwell said...

A brilliant project Etsuko. So much to enjoy. Lx

Ruth said...

Fabulous project Etsuko! Quirky and fun! Ruth x

Sarah B said...

Brilliant Etsuko - the bright summery colours and the hidden characters are so fun - really made me smile xx

Julia Aston said...

what a sweet little arched shape book! love the cute stamps used!

Lucy Edmondson said...

How lovely to see you on here, etsuko! This is a great project. I have loved your work for ages!

Lucy x

Etsuko said...

Thank you so much to all of you for wonderful comments, I'm very honored and happy to have been invited by PaperArtsy 2015 topic #11 'The hidden objects'. It was a good opportunity to me and also it was a lot of fun and I got many things to make it. I am so happy if you enjoy to see my 'mini book'. Etsuko xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow what a great book Etsuko. A fantastic collection of colours and your little hidden characters are wonderful xxx

Keren Baker said...

So different and pretty too! Great project!

Words and Pictures said...

It's adorable, Etsuko - so many lovely details on every page.
Alison x

Cocofolies said...

Oh Etsuko, what a great project, utterly adorable!!!! I love the colours and the lovely details like this exquisite lacing on paper to rely the arches and every little detail on each page, wow, thanks for the feast to my eyes today! :) Coco xxx

PaperArtsy said...

A brilliant project Etsuko. So much to enjoy here :)