Thursday, 8 January 2015

PaperArtsy Blog Challenge - Fragile Papers

Over on her blog
Leandra has started a new fortnightly challenge
 and the first one is
 'Fragile Papers' 
It was this image on her blog which first inspired me to take part!


I decided to make some post it note holders
using faces I had painted almost a year ago now -
funnily enough I was inspired to paint them via a link
on the PaperArtsy blog and Clare Lloyd.
If you're interested, my original link is here

For this challenge I decided to use three different
types of 'fragile papers'.
The first, has to be my favourite old, really old book of
Charles Dickens - The Old Curiosity Shop

(The other two papers I used were an old street map
and some very thin pages from an old Taxes Act - and with them
I covered the inside covers)

For the covers of one of the post it note holders, I used two
coasters which you may recognise as freebies from a charity
which seem to arrive through our letterbox quite frequently.
It is fortuitous that they are just the right size to hold
a small pad of post it notes. 

 I used the old book pages for the outside covers.

For the inside I used Distress Inks and
for the outside PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics
(Eclectica3 Limited Edition)

 I stuck the face onto the cover and then did a bit
of random stamping around it.

For the other one, I just did a bit of splodging with some
Studio Acrylic paint.

I used my Bind-It-All machine to join the covers.
For the one on the left I had to do a patch up job
because I made the mistake of spraying a sealant on
before punching the holes and it got a little bit stuck
in the process, even though I thought I'd waited long
enough for it to dry!

I like the finished look of both of them,
especially because the text of the old book pages
can still be seen!

There is a lot more information and inspiration on
the PaperArtsy blog about the challenge should
you be tempted to take part.

Thanks for looking :)



Алексровер Анна said...

Sherry, thanks for sharing your interesting prosess of creating! Beautiful faces:)

Deborah said...

Love your 'Clare Lloyd' faces, Sherry - and yes, I recognise those coasters and had also saved them for altering.

Healing Woman said...

Love these Sherry. Handy little books as well as artsy.

Ira Huberts said...

You have created a totally new story with these notebooks Sherry! Love how you created your backgrounds and the girls have such wonderful faces, too. Well done! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Clare Lloyd said...

fabulous. great to see you revisiting faces.x

kaybee said...

Fabulous - and useful too!

Trish said...


PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Oh Sherry, these notebooks are just too cute and dinky! Love them. And how cool that you got your Clare-inspired faces on there too! Perfect!
Leandra x

Mrs A. said...

I do love your style of faces. Very unique to you. Lol. I have some of those coasters too sitting in a drawer waiting for inspiration. Didn't think of making into a book, though now you mention it......... hmn.
Off to have a look at paper artsy blog. Thanks for the nudge.
How are the pussies? I miss my last one horribly. hugs Mrs A.

Julie Bell said...

Oh these are stunning and I love your faces xx

jgindy2015 said...

Sweet. Will bring a smile when writing notes!

Jackie said...

they look fantastic. Jx