Monday, April 12, 2010

Beautiful Things:

"Art is man's nature....nature is God's art" - James Bailey

blue skies

garden visitor

a man in his element

And me in mine:

Handbound Book: (Multi-needle Coptic Stitch) - Family Traditionsall my favourite colours

The spine...Multi-needle coptic stitch just sounds hard but really isn't. It is really hard to describe in words though.....

Inside cover

'ghost' stamping

'Ghost' Stamping (aka happy experiment)
Here's how:

1. Rub a generous amount of distress ink onto your paper (choose something dark, like Walnut Stain)
2. Spray your stamp with stamp cleaner (it should be wet enough so it looks shiny, but not so wet that it 'drips')
3. Press stamp very firmly onto inked area and hold for about 10 sec
4. Ta-Dah!


Michele Brooks said...

Sharon, this is gorgeous. The colors you used are also my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing that tip for Ghost stamping...I'll have to give that a try. Have a great week!

Wendy Kwok said...

Cool...... love the stamping... I saw this book at Laines.. I miss seeing your happy face there

teacher jessy said...

That Coptic binding album superly gorgeous!! Gosh the layering & distressing ate just so beautifully made. Always wanted to try the binding but it looks complicated to me. Lol!!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

i need to come to that binding class.. *sigh* when eh? when? miss you.

Benga said...

cool technique! I'll try this soon, tnx for sharing!