Saturday 31 March 2018

2018 #5 Nautical Colours: Mini Book with Minis {by Sue Carrington}

 Topic 5:  Nautical Colours

Sue has created a delightful book with beautifully decorated covers, the colour scheme is so soothing, what a perfect holiday notebook this would make! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Sue here from Stamping Sue Style, and I'd like to share with you a project using the beautiful Nautical colour theme. These colours work so well together and the word 'nautical' also naturally brought to mind the idea to use nautical themed stamps as well.

I wanted to make something that was the optimum size for using the Mini stamps and decided on making covers for a small book which I would then bind. 

I've used White/Grey board for the covers and cut some watercolour paper down to size and made several signatures.

Following some Pinterest research on the colour scheme I gathered together assorted colours of Fresco Finish Acrylic paints -  Antartic; Lake Wanaka; Sage; Stone; Taupe. Pieces of book paper were glued to the covers and coated with glue, once dry the layers of paint were built up using a baby wipe. 

I used the 'bumping' technique with Kim Dellow's 036 stencil which worked really well, almost creating the impression of a wall. 

Before using the texture paste I stamped Mini 93 onto a Post It note and cut out the shape, not too close to the stamped image. 

The texture paste was spread over the cover and the Post It Note, which, when removed,  would leave a flat area to then stamp the image. While the paste was still wet some Art Stones were sprinkled on top.

The same techniques were used on the back cover, when the paste was dry I used a Pitt pen to add some shading around it. 

To bring it all together I used the Coptic binding stitch and added the text on the front from Alison Bomber's 08 set.

This colour theme is so beautiful it's worth stepping out of your comfort zone to give it a try even if you're a strong colour person. I loved making this little book, everything just seemed to click, especially the masking off with the Post It note. 



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Helen said...

wow, Sue, that book is just gorgeous!! fabulous texture

Words and Pictures said...

Such cool nautical minis - your little book is a triumph, Sue!
Alison x

Redanne said...

Sue, your little book is stunning, I love those soft muted tones of blue and your coptic binding is wonderful! Anne x

Kirsten said...

Stunning project!!

SewPaperPaint said...

I absolutely LOVE this Sue! It's wonderful and so beautiful! Hugs, Autumn