Thursday, April 19, 2012

decorative book

I have quite a number of "display" books: these have hard covers and blank pages which make them ideal for a bit of decoration and embellishment.

Most of them have white covers but I have a few with black covers as well.  

I decided to prepare one of the black ones with a light coat of white transparent gesso.  Once this was dry (overnight)  I applied a layer of  molding paste to the front of the book creating a fan like pattern.

I have not used this material before but I found it really easy to work with and have lots of plans for the future projects.

The paste takes quite a while to dry so I left it for a couple of days and then used some of my lumiere paints to add a little colour. 

Tomorrow I intend to add a bit more to it: I am not sure what yet.

In the meantime I have applied some paste to one of the white books - I will post some pics of that soon.



Corrine at said...

This looks great, Modeling paste is fun and has some great textural effects. xox

Linda said...

Looks like you are making a great start Dian. Those books are just calling out for some creative thinking, aren't they.