Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Creating mini books

I love anything in miniature, I really do.  Lately I have been playing around with the Sizzix matchbook die, because to me it just *asks* for book pages to be added as an insert.

I used the fabulous DecoArt fluid acrylics on a Gel Press gel plate to make this one:

And here's a few steps along the way. I began with the yellow:

Then I added the Cobalt Teal Hue:

Some Vermillion:

And here's my favourite step ...adding the reds and pinks! This is when the colours really start to pop!
Quinacridone Red:

And finally Quinacridone Magenta:

To create the large white circles I brayered Tinting Base on the Gel Plate, and then placed a stencil on top. That way the print only picks up the circles when  it on top.


And then I made a few more ;-)

If any of you are coming along to my class at Art from the Heart preview day (24th June) then have a guess what we'll be making ??!!!


  1. Wonderful Kate. Great to see your gelli plate build up too. Your prints make such cute matchbooks. Very inspiring.

  2. Lovely, lovely, and such bright fun. I need to go play with my gel plate!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this! And would be super fun if we could make something like this on the gelli printing session in November when you're coming to Art Chicks Studio :) xo Cheetarah

  4. I love your little book! Lucky students who get to make this at AFTH... It's lovely, Kate.

  5. I've just started getting into mini albums. They look so intimidating, but I appreciate the step-by-step process for such a beautiful book!

  6. They are all beautiful Kate, particularly the red one!

  7. Gorgeous, adore the layers of colour. Tracy x

  8. Just darling, little books are always charming.

  9. Love these little darlings Kate. Cute but yet impressive at the same time. So inventive! Xj.

  10. These mini books are just great Kate!! I so love the green ones- what a super way to use the Gelli! xx

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    1. It is a DecoArt medium to be used alongside the fluid acrylics. It's a bit like a thick white paint and makes the fluid acrylics opaques, and a bit thicker.

  12. Totally out of my comfort zone-but I keep looking at it. I really like it. Bookmarked so I can try some of your techniques.


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