Wednesday, 24 February 2010

if you go down to the woods today your sure to spot Alice (wed stamper alice & so artful challenge)




What do you do when you are totally fed up? Well besides eating chocolate I tend to just mess round with paints and texture. I wanted to create a curious book of ruins that you might come across walking in the woods...you know the type of book that you sometimes find that is burnt and weathered around a long ago forgotten fire. I have covered thick card with distress crackle paints, plasterboard tape, molding paste, more paints and bits of copper embossing powder. The Alice stamps are originally from Inka (who have been taken over by Scrollswork ) and I have covered them with distress inks, utee and bleach. I have added old broken twigs and rusty washers and old wire to the front. The inside pages were soaked in my morning coffee to give them a weathered look. I had fun playing round with this as it was really an exercise in paint and layering and I like the idea of it probably disintegrating rather than lasting....go and have fun with paint if your feeling fed up with a head cold...I have entered this into the

23 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is amazing Lorraine. I love the whole idea of stumbling across it unexpectedly. Looking at it makes me want to touch it too!

Gabi Mewi said...

COOL!Absolutly adorable.

Char said...

A fabulous journal. Great idea.

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor and thrice Cor..this is stuning...loving the wood pieces .. looks FAB! x

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

Hi Lorraine,
This is just gorgeous! I wasn't quite sure what you were meaning by your post on my blog. Was this it? I love you use of our stamps. Excellent job!

If you want you can shoot me an email. stamps@scrollswork.com
Jacque

Janet Ghio said...

This is great. I love the wire and the sticks on the front!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Looks like you had a great time, like all the texture!
oxo

Hermine said...

This looks totally awesome! And yes I am looking forward to this movie as much as you do.

Lori said...

Very cool piece! It does look like it totally belongs in the woods! Love it!

purplepaint said...

Oh this is too cool!!! Wonderful! Marva

Melinda Cornish said...

your art just keeps getting better and it was good to begin with!I love this book.....while I had the fly I kept thinking about how to make that darn pink bag...i think I have an idea how to go about it and am going to look for beads tomorrow.....

Sandy said...

Lorriane, I´ve missed my words. This is extraordinary. Really stunning book. Love it.

johanna said...

wish i could stumble across it... it is fab!! great texture!!

lisa fulmer said...

awesome piece - love the way you staged the pics too!!

Silvia said...

How fantastic, great cover.

Pat Beaumont said...

love the way you art evolves Lorraine - was spilling the coffee a happy accident - lol only joking
hope you feel better soon

Lori Saul said...

I love this woodsy textural journal- it truly feels and looks enchanted Lorraine!

bohemianshadows said...

LOVE it! I can just imagine coming across it in an enchanted wood...

Monica

Jeanette said...

Hi Lorraine, I found you through Scrolls Work. I love this book. My Soartful challenge theme this week is Wonderland.
Would you consider entering this beautiful book.
http://jeanette-soartfulchallenges.blogspot.com/

Jeanette said...

Thank you Lorraine. I posted the whole book at Soartful Challenges. I hope you visit again.

Femmy said...

fantastic!!!

The Inky Minx said...

Oh am loving this... i just used some twigs on one of my projects, gives a great detail doesn't it :)
off now to investigate the challenges you mentioned :)
hugs minxy

froebelsternchen Susi said...

gorgeous! Absolutely!