2019 Topic 11: Retro Colour Palettes
With an almost icecream pastel palette, Anneke has created a beautiful bead bound retro notebook with lovely layering of stencilled and stamped images.
Hi everyone, it's Anneke with you today, and I'd like to share with you a notebook I made for the "Retro Colour Palettes" topic. I folded a cover out of watercolour paper and used stamps and stencils to decorate the cover. Usually I'm stamping and stencilling on a coloured background but this time I started building up layers on a white background.
When closed, the booklet measures 21 cm x 12 cm.
I looked for a retro colour palette on the internet. I found a lot of inspiration at The Shutterstock blog. After choosing a colour combination I looked through my paints to find likely colours. I have a large collection of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics so it wasn't difficult to find the right colours :)
I ended up working with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Autumn Fire, Mustard Pickle, Surf's Up, Koala, Eggshell, Lake Wanaka, and Cherry Blossom.
The stamps I used on this project are from the ECF 06 set only.
I started with a sheet of watercolour paper, sized 39 cm X 21 cm. I made fold marks at 5/17/19,5/22 and 34 cm. I folded the cover as shown.
I started by applying a coat of gesso to the cover. Next I stamped leaves and text from the ECF 06 stamp set on tissue paper using Archival Ink Jet Black. After cutting out I glued the prints on the cover with Matte Medium. I added a layer of Fresco Finish Snowflake on top.
I continued building up layers. I sponged with Fresco Finish Lake Wanaka through the PS126 stencil to create flowers.
I did the large grey dots with the PS132 stencil and Fresco Finish Koala. I stamped pink leaves using Fresco Finish Cherry Blossom.
I stamped the yellow branches with Fresco Finish Mustard Pickle. For the dots & text I used Archival Ink Tiger Lily. The blue circles were done with a lid and Fresco Finish Surf's Up. The small dots were stamped with the eraser at the top of a pencil using Fresco Finish Eggshell.
I decorated the front cover with a set of leaves. I used Fresco Finish Surf's Up, Autumn Fire, Mustard Pickle, Lake Wanaka and Cherry Blossom to stamp the leaves.
I folded two signatures out of regular copy paper. I'm planning to use this book to take notes and write down ideas when I'm on the go.
I made 5 holes into the signatures and into both parts of the spine and made pamphlet stitches to attach the signatures to the cover. I sewed in a manner the stitches ended up at the inside and I alternated between both signatures.
While sewing I added beads to decorate the spine.
I painted the inside of the cover plain pink using Fresco Finish Cherry Blossom..
I really enjoyed this colour challenge. It forced me to work with colours that I usually don't work with but I'm very happy with how this colour combination turned out. I would recommend you to pick a retro colour palette that speaks to you and give this challenge a go.
I would love to see what you come up with!
Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a creative week.