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Sunday, 3 October 2010

Autumn Leaves - Altered Coaster Book


The current theme on the Art 'n' Soul Flickr group is to alter a coaster or beer mat to the theme of 'Autumn/fall or nature'.

Here are the two coasters I used which I changed into covers for a little book which holds a mini sized post it note pad.


I cut the coasters into rectangles measuring approximately 3 inches wide by 2 and half inches long.  I then coloured them on both sides with brown acrylic paint.  Once dry, I rubber stamped a pretty floral garland on and then embossed it with three autumnal colours.

I attached the two covers by punching holes into the top and threading and knotting some garden twine through for a rough and rustic look. 

Then came the bit I enjoyed the most - making autumn leaves with scraps of leather which I first ran though some embossing folders to give added texture, then cut to shape using the 'Tattered Leaves' sizzix die from the Tim Holtz Alterations range.  I stuck one of the leaves on the front cover (with E6000 adhesive) and tied the other two onto the side of the book with more of the garden twine.

On the back cover instead of using one of the leather leaves, I stuck on a metal one left over from the ATC I made the other day (waste not, want not!)

I kept the inside plain - and of course stuck in the mini post it note pad!



I may just have to make another one now to keep for myself!


11 comments:

My name is CINDY...... said...

Nice one Sherry, love the twine and leather leaves - inspired!!

Terry said...

Sherry, this altered coaster notebook is very lovely. I love the Fall tone to the leaves! Beautiful piece!

Meggymay said...

Wow, its a super book, gorgeous aurumn colours,

Createology said...

This is a perfect little gift for having on hand for emergency go to gifts. Thank you for sharing...

Mrs A. said...

Inspirational, love it. The leaves look so authentic. Tim Holtz again!
Must put him on my christmas list.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wonderful Autumnal notebook!! Love those leather leaves!!-Beautiful!

Jan x

Maureen said...

Lovely, if I ever get mine finished I could be lucky and get yours as a trade!!!

Deborah said...

I adore those leather leaves. And the hairy string. Inspired!

Gez said...

Wow, amazing. :) Beautiful colours. Just love the leaves.

Viv's Visuals said...

Scrummy!!! Thanks for taking part Sherry.... am just off to beat up Maureen to make sure she doesn't get her grubby mitts on this!!!!! lol

Gini said...

Brilliant Sherry, make two more ;-) !
Clever you!!
Gini
xx