It is now late autumn early winter here in Adelaide and I am enjoying the cool weather and the differences that brings. I have been gardening and have a mini garlic farm growing in my garden; no vampires here! I come from a long line of excellent gardeners, however I missed out on that gene! I am better in my studio creating images and fiddling around with paint and paper.
Recently I have been creating digitally printed images incorporating my original work and combining it with ephemera. I am an absolute magpie when it comes to old paper and books and definitely inherited the hoarding gene! (You may have realised by now that I don't know much about genes!) My latest creation is a butterfly themed journal which I really enjoyed making. Here it is. There are about a million images but I needed to be able to show you what is it like and how it works.
|The cover incorporates some die cut butterflies and flower which I made.|
Also some vintage paper.
|Inside cover has a printed image and a little torn piece of music paper. |
The right hand side has a tuck spot for a hangtag.
|This spread was created by digitally combining a gel print I created|
with some vintage butterflies. It is laser printed.
I made a little book which clips onto the age and a bookmark.
|3 pages made from digital collages and a hang tag,|
and on the right some space for you to write on and a piece of old music paper and a digital print of a butterfly.
|Laser printed spread made from a gel print I created combined with vintage butterfly. Hang tag and some tiny printed vintage paper pages.|
|Little book on the left made from vintage paper, 4 brown pages inside.|
On right frame and butterflies are stuck down to create a collage.
|Laser print made from gel print and vintage butterfly and 2 collaged little birds.|
Printed hang tag.
|Collaged elements on page with journal card tucked into pocket.|
3 pages on right.
|Laser printed collage with die cut images added. Tiny book made with vintage paper, |
8 pages with music, 8 blank. See next photo.
|Blank page, tiny book in vintage paper pocket. 8 lined vintage pages. Bookmark.|
|Laser printed digital collage. Piece of vintage paper under die cut butterfly.|
|Laser printed digital collage. Envelope in side pocket with 3 journalling cards. |
See next photo.
|Digital collage, right side tuck spot with 2 cards and bookmark.|
See next photo.
|Card in pocket, tiny pocket on right with vintage paper inside. |
Collage on right page.
|Envelope on left in tuck, (see next photo). Die cut butterflies stuck on laser printed page. |
Tiny pages stuck to page.
|Music paper on left, die cut butterfly, vintage ticket in tuck spot. Envelope on right with tiny vintage pages, 3 cards in pocket. See next photo.|
|Back cover, paper print. Based on vintage book cover.|
|Hope you have enjoyed having a peep.|
The book is listed in my Etsy shop which you can see in the link on the right.