Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Delicate papers and beautiful gift
Paper Artsy currently have a challenge on their blog to use fragile papers. I’ve had this mannequin for a few months waiting patiently on the top of one of my cupboards, waiting to be altered in some way. I also came across some lovely pale blue paper which has a handmade feel to it is also embossed while sorting out my papers last week, really pretty. I’m going to use the petal stamp which I have stamped out quite a few images of this morning before going into work. Instead of cutting them out I’m going to see if I can go round the edges with a wet paintbrush and see if I can tear round the edges, if that doesn’t work then I will cut them out and adhere them to the bottom half of the mannequin to create a skirt. For the top half I have fished out some of the tissues papers that I randomly collect in the card sections of garden centres (knowing one day they will come in useful). Where I will go from there I’m not sure and whether I will get it complete in time to submit to their challenge link remains to be seen, but I’ll give it a go.
We have some of the most amazing friends and yesterday this fabulous embossed leather journal was waiting for me when I got home from work. It’s absolutely beautiful.
Inside there are lots of pages made out of handmade papers ready and just waiting for me to be creative with. I will be a little apprehensive when I work on the first page as I don’t want to ruin it. Thank you so much Karen and Phillip – I will treasure it and (as you are hoping) so will my children/grandchildren in years to come.