So wanted to try this idea of fastening 2 chunky box canvases together with a hinge to make a book! The most exciting part is the nook at the back of the canvases which is then inside!
First, I used Mermaid fresco over french Roast with crackle glaze for the edges and did some ageing with distress inks.
For the front cover I glued torn pieces of vintage papers and music and added lace, lots of embellies
and a LP lady.
For the back, I glued some torn vintage paper, added 2 LP images, ribbon, vintage buttons, photo and key.
For the inside, I painted French Roast into the recesses and made copies of some family photos....my Mother's photos of souls that I sadly do not know!
Lots of ageing went on and bits and bobs added. Found that I was short of bits and bobs! need to visit charity shops!
This shows the handles and the Crackle! Oh, and forgot to mention Treasure Gold!
I thought about Julie Ann while creating this as her style has influenced me! Might do another one and weave a story into it!
Thanks for looking!
WOW WOW WOW Hazel, speechless and picking up my jaw...ReplyDelete
Thank You for sharing your genius:-) xxx
Exactly what Mo said! That is completely stunning & so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Oh, how funny that you thought of me as you did this! I am flattered, as I adore what you have created! I thought of you when I saw the theme announced actually, as it really does seem very Hazel to me! I love how you used the photos and the intriguing little bits and pieces. Have fun with trawling the charity shops: I love to do that! I'm in there for ages, weaving stories around everything. xxReplyDelete
Another wonderful piece from you Hazel! Gosh I wish I could be half as productive and imaginative with my creations. I love all the bits & pieces you wove into your designand the end result is just stunning.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful book Hazel. Very fantastic design and fab colours. xxxReplyDelete
Fabulous, Hazel!! So creative and absolutely love everything about it!! xx LynnReplyDelete
This is gorgeous Hazel --- where do you get the time to create soooo many wonderful pieces ? XReplyDelete
Gorgeous piece, love the colours and the aged appearance . Beautiful. Tracy xReplyDelete
Wow, this is awesome. Wonderful detail, I love the crackle and the handles.ReplyDelete
Another amazing project, your creativity has no bounds.
Oh I love this book Hazel, the crackle is fantastic and my colors and the hard ware just tops it off beautifullyReplyDelete
These are awesome! Love everything about them, the colours, the crackle, the hardware, the embellishments and all bought together with one of my favourite colours - wow! Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog Karen xReplyDelete
What a great idea, and so beautifully done. Fabulous crackle. Looks like it was just found in the attic (a nice, clean attic!).ReplyDelete
Oh Hazel what a fantastic book, love the outside and the lovely things inside it, so creatively made.ReplyDelete
Just brilliant, inside and out, Hazel. The weathered crackle looks fab, and I just love the hinges and the handles. The internal frames are so full of gorgeous details - love the feathers, the buttons, the chains and of course the wonderful vintage images. Brilliant, beautiful deconstruction and construction too, of course!ReplyDelete
I love how you use old family photos on your projects - the detail on this is gorgeous xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous Hazel! I love how the content of what is inside the nooks can be hinged closed, as if to keep prying eyes away from personal details....ReplyDelete
This is amazing, hazel, I love the combination of colours for the crackle,ReplyDelete