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.
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--EDY05, EDY11, EDY12 and Darcy's bird EM12 for focal point. Paints - Cinnamon, Tango, Hey Pesto and SnowFlake Fresco. Words-Darcy's EDY14.
Page 5-6. Stamps EDY06, EDY14, EDY02 for focal point. Paints-Cinnamon,Banana, Caribbean and SnowFlake Fresco. Words-Darcy's EDY11.
Page 7-8. Stamps--EDY12, EDY14, EEG02 EM04 for focal point. Paints-Bougainvillea, Hey Pesto, Caribbean and SnowFlake Fresco. Words- ES
Page 9-10. Stamps-EDY05, EDY12, ENS11
EM14 for focal point. Paints-Tango, Caribbean Sea and SnowFlake Fresco. Words-E DY12.
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.
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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.
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