A trip to Oregon, a touch of the flu and then, jury duty. Whew! What a couple of wild weeks. It’s great to be back home and hopefully back to my regular weekly blog posts. I am looking forward to teaching a book charm workshop this Saturday at one of our local libraries. It has been fun creating examples for the class, and I thought I would share my creative process.
The supplies are pretty simple and you probably have them lying around the house: card stock, art paper, clear stickers (you can use modge podge if you don’t have stickers,) wire, beads, charms, embroidery floss and white glue.
For the fairy book, I shrunk a picture of one of my paintings and created the cover in Photoshop. The “Reading is My Super Power” cover is just text over a colored background. I printed them out on some thick card stock paper and then “laminated” them with a clear label to make them more durable. The books are 1″ x 1 1/4″. I used some nice thick white art paper folded in half for the inside pages. Six pages fit inside each book.
I nestled a piece of wire with loops at both ends under the pages before I glued them into the book. Then I attached wire wrapped little charms and beads to the looped ends. On the fairy book, I wrapped some pink embroidery floss around the book and added a couple of beads and knots at the end to dangle.
I am thinking of making them into necklaces by adding a jump ring and hanging them from a chain or ribbon. They are pretty darn cute! And of course, I LOVE the fairy book. 🙂
I am looking forward to catching up on everyone’s blog posts this week. I hope you have been well and are enjoying life.
Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell