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.



Ta-dah!


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 ??!!!



11 comments:

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

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

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  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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  8. Just darling, little books are always charming.

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

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