Monday, December 7, 2009

Piano Hinge Winter Paper bag book

This is a little paper bag book I made for a friend for Christmas. Not your usual Christmas theme, but I am always reminded of Christmas time with snow.. I started off with 4 ordinary lunch size white paper bags and cut out 4 "V's" for the tags to slide my "chop sticks" through. Then colored the bags with Ranger's color washes, in denim blue, stream and eggplant. Of course I couldn't stop there, so I added a little of LuminArts Radiant Rain shimmer mists in sky blue and the iridescent violet, even added a little of iridescent fine glitter in the mix. Let dry. Then started to work on creating the pages. I decided to definitely to stay on this blue/white/silver theme so I chose embellishments within that color scheme. I used lots of ribbon, glitter, diecuts, rub-ons and even snip its of Christmas carols to pull together the theme and give a feel of Christmas. The pages are listed in order and I decided not to post in a collage style so each page can be seen in detail and in order. (I have this compulsion for order as if otherwise something was lost in the meaning I was trying to convey on each page, I can't explain, but if you're anything like me, you'll understand...l0l). I hope you enjoy looking and perhaps be inspired to create one of your own.*the tutorial I used can be found at:
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Sherry said...

Very cute.
And I do understand, and share, the compulsion for order.
Why do so many people think artists are all disorganized and unorderly?

Tammy Freiborg said...

What a beautiful, fun book - a gift to be treasured!