Monday, August 6, 2012

Ancient Woman Mini Book


Hello, readers! For those of you still with me despite my infrequent posting over the last year, I'd like to share a new project I just finished up.

I'd been wanting to take part in a Blockheads Technique Challenge, and when they issued the call this month to work with simple bookbinding techniques, I just knew it was the perfect time to join. I've been making handmade books for years now, and even though I find myself drawn to more complicated binding techniques nowadays, it's always nice to get back to your roots. This little book was a blast to work on, and the added motivation of winning something fun from Blockheads kept me in the zone and focused.

I made the front cover by sticking some foil tape onto cardstock and running it through my Sizzix using a Tim Holtz Texture Fade. Alcohol inks provided the color. I cut out a window for viewing the ancient woman I had stamped onto the first inside page. A sheet of acetate was attached to add some stability and keep the cover from flopping around all willy-nilly.







I embossed a piece of acetate using my Sizzix as well, then used alcohol inks once again. I love embossing acetate!
 

Detail of the acetate page.





Back cover.

Stamps used in this project: Ancient Woman 3, Cosmos Collage, Stargazer Set.

I had so much fun creating this, and it's got me wanting to make a few more books. I already have a rough idea in my head of the next one I might make.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other players via the blog hop!


16 comments:

  1. Holy WOW!!!!!!!! This is gorgeous, Jessica! I love the techniques and colors that you used. Really lovely work.

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    1. Thanks so much, B! I'm really happy with how it came out. And foil tape is my new favorite thing!

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  2. Stunning! I love that splotchy effect of the alcohol inks on the acetate - and all the colors are brilliant. They should just name you the winner right now! :D

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  3. OH! I just love it Jess!! So inspirational! I hope you win!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lu! I hope so, too. I can never have too many stamps, as you well know, haha!

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  4. Love what you did on the cover with the foil tape!!! And also love the cut out on the cover and all the gorgeous images and colors. Fabulous!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful book with us on the Blockheads Technique challenge!!!

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  5. GORGEOUS! I have some foil sitting on a shelf that I keep forgetting about. I'll have to try the alcohol inks on it. Yours looks amazing.

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  6. REALLY gorgeous, Jessica--such rich colors, and okay, I'm partial to both the ancient image and the Cosmos Collage stamp already, so you totally got me with this one!!!!

    :)

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  7. Trace Delisle (tjrenee)August 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    The foil tape cover is amazing! As always I love to see what you come up with!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! And thanks for stopping by! :)

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  8. Wow, wow and wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so vivid and the different techniques on the pages really keeps the eyes moving. This is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Blockheads Easy Mini Book Technique Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT
    http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Leslie!

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