Sunday, 22 March 2009

Recycled Beer Mats

I spent a couple of hours in my studio late afternoon, and made three chunky notebooks with the covers I made in previous posts - and I am actually pleased with how they turned out.

Then as I didn't have much time, I decided to play with some more recycled beer mats.

I had some 'ends' of A4 paper which I had used for one of the books I made so cut that up for - yes - another chunky little book.

The back and front covers (obviously - you don't need telling, but I had to type something to separate the photos!)

The butterfly was printed on acetate. I like the size of these little beer mat books, just right for in a handbag, and great for shopping lists.

Inside the front and back covers, I covered with white paper (although I had gesso'd them you could still see the print through it faintly.).

I coloured it with TH inks using the sponged on method, and stamped the butterfly on.

It was great, having organized most of the unmounted stamps - I could find this stamp so easily!

That's all for today folks.

Hope you had some time to play.