Monday 17 July 2017

2017 #9 Aqua: Zinskis {by Wendy Mallas}

2017 Topic 9: Aqua {by Wendy Mallas}

Wendy not only has a bit of a thing for Zinskis, but she is also always making the most gorgeous books. Check out her links for more info as she also sells her work. Tonight she is sharing one of her perfectly formed creations - in Aqua of course!!

Hi everyone, it's Wendy with you today, and I'd love to share a star book with you. 

When the Aqua theme came up, I had to jump straight in as it's my absolute favourite colour range. It seems to be really on trend for many products these days and here's one example of how to make your own.

Books are my passion. My love of reading has merged into my love of making books. All books. Any books. I am a book artist and I love it! So here is a star book that involves no stitching - just double sided tape or your favourite glue. 

Elena Zinski Art has produced a cracking set of stamps yet again. Making focal points visible when everything is in the same colour range is challenging. Add some shading and highlights to the elements you want to pop.

My seven-point star book opens out and ties with a ribbon. A lovely addition to any coffee table.

Out of the whole of Elena's new release, this is my favourite image. I really want to live in a house like this. How cool it would be to live in and work from a hat. This is the stamp set....(PaperArtsy retail stockists listed here) ZA15 can be found here.

The ribbon closure, made from plain seam binding dyed with Tim Holtz Distress Stains (Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio), is secured around the spine and under the covers.

Layered mats on each page from pieces of PaperArtsy Heavyweight Smoothy Card, Gelli-printed using Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints: Snowflake, Mermaid, Bora Bora, Captain Peacock, Beach Hut and Caribbean Sea.

And a couple of babes finished off the back cover. Now they really look like they're up to something!

This book is relatively simple to put together for an effective finish. By fussy-cutting the main stamped images and adding them to the background, it makes the covers very tactile and gives a little dimension. The book can be used for whatever you wish. It's perfect as a photograph album. Perhaps you could add a few pockets and tags to make it even more interactive. Don't be put off by using one colour. Just remember to use some shading and highlights to enhance the main tones. I'd love to see your own interpretations of this topic and project. Most of all, have fun!

Love and peace,
Wendy x

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Ohh Wendy, this is a delight! I love blue faced people! And your gelli-printed backgrounds look dreamy! Thanks again for sharing your lovely work with us. ~ Leandra

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Helen said...

oh Wendy, this is just gorgeous!! I love those mischievous couple on the final page!! Elena's stamps are just perfect for this book

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. I think these zinskis need me. Hugz

Kirsten said...

A gorgeous star book, the little characters are so cute.

Elena said...

Wendy your books are so beautifully made and this is just enchanting. You've blended the shades perfectly!!! Xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fabby! Top job Wendy! Lx

Dortesjs said...

I think these zinskis need me your work, and they are soooo so cute

Artmadnana said...

I love star books. Yours is gorgeous Wendy. Love how you've used these fab stamps. Wonderful.

Nikki Acton said...

Love this Wendy, great work! Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Ooooo, this is clever Wendy. The quirky images suit your style so well. What a great creation! Xx

Miriam said...

What a fabulous book Wendy - so clever - love these stamps too!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Such a clever star book and wonderful stamping, love everything about it!

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

This is pretty awesome Wendy! I love it! The Hat House is my favourite too but not in my stash as yet.

Lesley Xx

Mac Mable said...

Such fun, great colours, stamps and layouts x Absolutely amazing! x

Etsuko said...

Gorgeous book! Beautiful background and so pretty image characters. xx

Corrie Herriman said...

What a fun project ! x