Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Class of Books & New Samples of Magenta Stamp Images

This morning, Judy Daugherty led several of us in her "Festive Folded 'Pockets' Book" class at Art 'n Soul. It was a very enjoyable class, and we learned a new and easy way to construct a book that can be used in multiple ways, i.e., scrapbook, picture book, 'autograph' book, recipe book, journal, etc. Each student was given a packet of 12x12 double-sided paper, strip of ribbon, 8 metal corners, 2 pieces of chipboard, and 1 page of Magenta peel-off's. After learning how to fold, adhere and assemble the book, it was up to each student's imagination to finish the book.

The most fun was seeing how each person put their book together and embellished it. Even if some of the papers were the same, everyone's book was different and unique to the owner. See for yourself . . . (BTW, I hope I'm using the correct name with each book . . . if there is an oopsie, please forgive me and let me know so I might make a correction.)

by Kathy Franco
Kathy brought her own embellishments and paper so she could
make a birthday book for her niece. Very festive, indeed!
The pretty flowers on the bottom left of the book were made by Kathy
out of tissue paper and petal dies.

by Virginia Westphal

by Peggy Austin

by Sam Lee

by Gail Hesseholt

by Susie Tracy
We noticed how well the ribbon matched the paper design!

by Marilyn Dawson

by Kate Larsen

by Cindy Sharp
Cindy made the black bird and leaf peel-off's 3-D
by letting them 'float' on top of the flower petals (upper left).

by Judy Daugherty
She started this book as a demonstration of the
folding and assembling techniques in the class . . . and Voila!

Note that Judy cut out one of the triangle pieces and
adhered it with foam tape on top of the same image on the paper.

I know that some of the books made in the class this morning will be embellished some more at home.

There are other books that we'd like to see so we can post them on a future blog, made by Laurel Martin, Sue Moffat, Virginia Westfall and me. I hope each of you will bring your finished book to the store when I am there to take photos so we can share your creativity, too.

Thank you, Judy, for bringing this quick and easy book-making technique to Art 'n Soul. There are so many variations that can be created, so . . . get going!

Deb Kuttel was busy the other day making card samples from some of the new Magenta stamps and her Copic markers . . .

by Deb Kuttel

by Deb Kuttel

by Deb Kuttel

by Deb Kuttel
by Deb Kuttel

by Deb Kuttel

And Susie brought in a couple more sample cards using her Magenta stamps as well:

by Susie Tracy
The background is a new embossed layering technique taught by Helene of Magenta.

by Susie Tracy
Susie stamped the floral bouquets 3 times and used 3 different colors and stickles on each bouquet,
cutting out all 3 of the bouquets and then layering on top of each other.

So much more to post, like these photos I took along the Columbia River at Vantage in eastern Washington . . . the bridge span you see in one of the photos is Interstate 90 crossing the Columbia River.

Looking south

Looking north

Looking south . . . Interstate 90 crossing the Columbia River and the town of Vantage on the right.

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