Sunday, 19 October 2014

a Stitch in Time

Is it a canvas? is it a book? . . . No . . . its a sewing kit.
For this weeks Imagine if . .     post I've been busy putting all the pieces together and created a wee surprise out of Jo's hollow book.
I struggled at first for inspiration on this project, but once the ideas came I was away laughing.  After all these pieces were sorted, the fun began.
First the cover was created, using some sticky back canvas as the hinge.

Then I attached lots of die cuts (recognize these Ngaere??), used several stencils with texture paste, then painted it all with several colours with Lumiere paints.

All the embellishments were then mostly hot glued in place before getting a coat of gesso to seal them all.

Most of the bigger embellishments then received a coat of a very dark purple (yes scary I know) just to give them a solid base, then several layers of different colours were added until I was happy with the end results. 
Products used were: Lumiere Metallic Acrylic - Pearl Turquoise & Grape
                                 Folk Art Acrylic Paint - Heather
                                 Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst, Azure Sea Asters
                                 Viva Décor Inka Gold - Platinum
                                  Rub'n'buff - Gold leaf
I created the 'page' effect by adding book paper and scraps of lace between the chipboard 'pages'.
Enjoy more closeups of the embellishments.

Lots of Imagine if . .  products have been used in this, from lettering, random chipboard, felt flowers, stencils, quote from quote sheet, words.  All these products are available from the website and now can be found in several shops around New Zealand along with their very own new shop in Morrinsville.
Thanks for visiting, I hope my work inspires you to go forth and create something similar.




  1. wow that's fab, you have done a awesome job with it

  2. your book is excellent Brenda, thanks for sharing :)